Notes from the Sept. 16, 2003 Regents Meeting
SOCORRO, N.M., Sept. 17, 2003 – The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents was informed at its monthly meeting that student enrollment at the state-supported research university has increased to 1,806 undergraduates and graduate students taking classes this fall semester, a record enrollment figure which exceeds the school’s strategic plan goal of 1,800 students set about five years ago.
New Mexico Tech President Daniel H. López also told the university’s governing board at its September 16 meeting that even though regular registration for fall semester classes had ended, the final enrollment figures for this semester may still increase more once numbers for distance education classes offered by Tech are posted.
Overall, New Mexico Tech’s current headcount of 1,806 students is up by about two percent over last year’s figure of 1,776; while the number of credit hours being taken at the university has risen by about six percent.
In other matters considered at the New Mexico Tech Board of Regents meeting, the regents attending approved the following measures:
- an annual resolution to comply with the New Mexico Open Meetings Act;
- an annual resolution excluding members of the Board of Regents from authority to obtain details about any high-security contracts the university’s various research divisions may have entered into;
- a contract to build a new office complex at the New Mexico Tech Research Park;
- a contract to provide the university’s Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center with specialized explosives materials;
- a state contract for periodicals subscription renewals for the university’s Skeen Library; and
- a replat of the school’s “Faculty Hill” area, which will result in the addition of a new lot available for long-term lease.