The New Mexico State University Board of Regents is set to pick a new president this afternoon.
The regents are scheduled to go into a closed session at 3 p.m. to vote, then meet in public at 4 p.m. to announce their pick. The public meeting with be held at 4p.m. in the Corbett Center Auditorium on the Las Cruces Campus.
Former Gov. Garrey Carruthers is among the five finalists. Also being considered are former Texas Tech University president Guy Bailey, former University of Nevada, Las Vegas president David Ashley, former Texas A&M University president Elsa Murano and University of Colorado Denver Dean Daniel Howard.
The regents were set to negotiate with a presidential candidate over the weekend but backed off those plans after an open government group complained.
The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government warned doing so would violate the state's open meeting laws.
Listen for Coverage on the announcement Monday on All Things Considered and Tuesday on Morning Edition.
The meeting will be webcast at http://panopto.nmsu.edu/bor/
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