Gogue named interim chancellor at New Mexico State

Former Auburn president returns to school where he was also president

Jay Gogue.

Jay Gogue, who spent 13 years at the helm of Auburn University during two stints as president, has been named interim chancellor of New Mexico State University.

Gogue is also a former president of NMSU, having served there 2000-2003.

“Susie and I are pleased to be back at NMSU,” Gogue said. “My plan is to hit the ground listening. No two institutions of higher education are the same. Just because something worked at Auburn doesn’t mean it will work at NMSU. In the coming days, I intend to meet with as many people as I can to get a better understanding of our overall landscape.”

Gogue was president at Auburn from 2007-2017 and again from 2019-2022. He was also chancellor of the University of Houston System (2003-2007) and provost at Utah State University (1995-2000).

At NMSU, he steps in for Dan Arvizu, who left the chancellor’s position on April 7. The university’s board of regents has hired an executive search firm to find their next chancellor.

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