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PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has announced the hiring, effective approximately Aug. 15, of Judith Haislett as the new vice president for Student Affairs. She will replace Gary Musgrave, who is retiring on Sept. 30.
Since 1994 Haislett has been the vice president for Student Affairs at Black Hills State University in South Dakota.
In making the announcement, ENMU president Steven Gamble said, "We are very happy that Dr. Haislett has accepted our offer. We know that she will make a strong area of our university even stronger. She has an extensive, proven background in working in student affairs, and will be a great asset to our students and staff."
Gamble also expressed his appreciation to Musgrave. "We were very fortunate to have Dr. Musgrave directing Student Affairs since 1999. Under his leadership, Eastern has had a very dynamic and progressive student life. We wish him a very enjoyable retirement."
In accepting the position, Haislett said, "I am very excited about coming to Eastern New Mexico University. The students I met were very warm, welcoming and enjoyable to be around. They showed a strong sense of purpose, and it will be an honor to work with them. Eastern is a top notch university. I couldn't be more pleased to have the opportunity to work at such an excellent institution."
Haislett received a Ph.D. in counselor education from the University of Virginia, and a master's in student personnel administration and college counseling and a bachelor's in Spanish and modern languages from the University of Delaware.
Haislett has also worked at Clemson University in South Carolina, Wake Forest University in North Carolina, and Rider University in New Jersey.