- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Eastern New Mexico University has announced the death of Brett Leach, a member of the university Board of Regents.

The university said Leach died Friday following a lengthy illness.

Leach was 67, according to university spokesman Wendel Sloan.

Leach was appointed to the regents in February 2011. His term was to run through 2016. He served as the board’s president in 2013.

A Portales native, Leach earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from ENMU in 1969 and a master’s degree two years later.

Leach worked in law enforcement education before entering the financial sector. He had been a financial consultant for Southwest Securities Inc., in Roswell.

The university said survivors include his wife, Andi.

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