Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

NMSU Boss May Go to Texas.(State)

Byline: Olivier Uyttebrouck Journal Staff Writer

Gogue Solo Finalist for University of Houston Job

The University of Houston announced Tuesday that New Mexico State University President G. Jay Gogue is its lone finalist to head the four-campus system.

Gogue, 55, is on track to become both president of the University of Houston main campus and chancellor of a system with 55,000 students. NMSU enrolls about 15,000 at its main campus in Las Cruces.

NMSU leaders gave Gogue high marks Monday for his performance since he took the helm in July 2000.

"He's been almost perfect," said Donna Alden, chairwoman of NMSU's Faculty Senate. "He's easy to work with, easy to talk to. …

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