The New Mexico State University Board of Regents have selected five finalists for the university’s next chancellor.  A brief bio, campus visit agenda, curriculum vitae, and an opportunity to provide feedback for each candidate is available below.

Dan Arvizu, Ph.D.

Arvizu presently serves as senior adviser to the Emerson Elemental practice of Emerson Collective. In 2015, he retired as director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Barbara Damron, Ph.D.

Damron is cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Higher Education Department and is the State Higher Education executive officer for New Mexico, with oversight of the state’s public institutions of higher education.

John Floros, Ph.D.

Floros is dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension at Kansas State University. He has led the development of the college’s strategic plan, guided the college to record student enrollments, retention and graduation.

Robert Marley, Ph.D.

Marley currently serves as the provost and executive vice chancellor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is a professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering.


Brian Stevenson

Brian Stevenson, Ph.D.

Stevenson is the former president of Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada. While in that role, he led the university through an intense period of growth, internationalization and a greatly enhanced national and global profile.