A Las Cruces school administrator has been named to the State Game Commission by Gov. Susana Martinez.
Ralph Ramos fills a vacancy created by the death earlier this year of Commission Chairman Jim McClintic of Albuquerque.
Ramos is a middle school principal in Las Cruces and serves as the quality control manager at F&A Dairy Products, which is a cheese manufacturer in the southern New Mexico community.
The governor's office announced Ramos' appointment last week and said he's been a bow hunter for 25 years.
Ramos holds master's and bachelor's degrees in agriculture and extension education from New Mexico State University.
The seven-member commission sets hunting and fishing policies and oversees the state Game and Fish Department.
McClintic died in February after a battle with cancer.
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