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2:12 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

Las Cruces Bank Official Nominated As NMSU Regent

Las Cruces – Gov. Susana Martinez has announced the appointments of three more regents at New Mexico's two largest universities.

Martinez has appointed Michael Cheney of Las Cruces to the board of regents at New Mexico State University. Cheney is the southern New Mexico regional president for Wells Fargo and is a board member of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce.

Martinez also appointed Lt. Gen. Bradley Hosmer of Cedar Crest and Jack Fortner of Farmington to serve on the board of regents at the University of New Mexico.

Fortner is a former San Juan County commissioner and has served as a regent since 1999. Hosmer served as the superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy in the early 1990s and commanded the 479th Tactical Training Wing at Holloman Air Force Base.

The nominations are subject to Senate approval.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.