So who finally was selected for the search committee? I heard one of them was Tim Hargroves, an Executive Vice President from Citizens Bank of Las Cruces. Kinda surprised with that one. Who else was on the committee?
Sounds like it was made an political and business endeavor with honorary members. NMSU needs the backing the business community to succeed .There needs to be a concerted move to also replace the prez who is a do nothing individual who will coast as long as people let him
Aggies wanted an Aggie as president. The search committee only found Carruthers. Dan Howard who had worked at NMSU for about 2 decades before taking a job as Dean of students or such at UC Denver, was also an option as president. He is now the Provost at NMSU.
One thing I have heard is that NMSU will hire provosts and groom them by the current president to take over. Mainly they want to hire people who want to be at NMSU. People from within NMSU, they get experience as the provost and then become the new president. Why do they want to do this? Just look at how worthless Culture was. $450,000 dollar buyout for a president that only antagonized legislators and donors. FYI Carruther has no buyout or it will only cost $1.
Frankly since James Halligan, NMSU has done a piss poor job of hiring Presidents. Howard was the selection I wanted when Carruthers was hired. I didn't like Carruthers when he was Governor; not crazy about him being our university president now.
My family and I were in downtown Bowling Green 3/21/15 at an establishment that is frequented by the Basketball coaches. While we were enjoying each others company we noticed on several occasions Chris Jans making what seemed to be advances towards several women. On one occasion he grabbed a woman’s head and pushed it downwards toward his crotch. A Single guy, drunk, we can possibly overlook, but certainly inappropriate for a Head Coach representing my university and most definitely not a married man with two children. I am certain she would not appreciate his behavior. As the night continued, we had hoped that the behavior was a fluke or a joke amongst friends ad we continued enjoying each others company until he made advances toward another female, petter her backside and proceeded to as/tell her to walk in front of him so that he could evaluate her assets. This was directly in front of our table and in front of my daughter who is a college athlete visiting her brother who attends BGSU on his birthday. She had witnessed the Coach throughout the evening, was disappointed and disgusted enough to actually confront him and tell him his behavior was not becoming of a head coach and she would be embarrassed if it were her coach. He denied being the coach and then after she continued he responded “ok”. She sat back with our table and we continued conversation hoping he would be mature enough to leave we enough alone, however minutes later he exclaimed loud enough to be heard over the loud music “bitch, com here.” Unfortunately, I was forced to confront him, however he was quickly covered by assistant coaches and staff. We left the establishment without further confrontation, but clearly he was sloppy drunk and not fitting of BGSU representation. I am emailing you to let you deal with this matter as you feel fit, however if need I have a video of him from the evening touching a woman’s backside validating our statements, and further video showing the melee’ that ensued after he called my daughter a “bitch”. We hope there will be no need have to divulge this video to social media for the sake of the university, but from our understanding from other patrons we have spoken to, this behavior has been consistent at this establishment. We expect you handle this matter in a fitting way that will ensure this behavior is never repeated. I look forward to hearing how this will be addressed.