Governor nominates regents for 5 New Mexico colleges

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 Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has nominated regents for five New Mexico colleges, representing her latest set of higher education appointments.

Lujan Grisham, a Democrat who took office in January, announced the nine appointments Thursday for Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico Military Institute, Northern New Mexico College and Western New Mexico University.

All but one of the appointments would fill six year terms ending at the end of 2024 if confirmed by the New Mexico Senate. Joseph William Gergel, who is studying political science at Eastern New Mexico University, has been nominated for a two-year student regent term for his school.

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