- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State University regents are resisting pressures to raise tuition in response to budget woes linked to reduction in state funding and declining enrollment.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (https://goo.gl/ZYGJgE) that Regent Kari Mitchell was among several regents who signaled this week that there is little interest among regents to raise tuition for the coming year.

Mitchell suggested university administrators suffered from complacency and lack of innovation.

School officials say millions of dollars in recurring costs had been cut from the university’s budget in recent years. They say the university has also reduced staff and faculty by 585 employees in the past six years.

Regent Jerean Hutchinson suggested a broadening of NMSU’s marketing and outreach strategies, in order to attract students from other states.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, https://www.lcsun-news.com

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