Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

NMHU, Former Leader Settle.(Journal North)

Byline: Angela Turner Journal Staff Writer

Selimo Rael To Receive $175,000 Firefighting

LAS VEGAS, N.M. -- Former New Mexico Highlands University president Selimo Rael will receive a $175,000 settlement payment from Highlands to end litigation he filed over a 2001 buyout deal that resulted in his departure from Highlands, under terms of a deal approved by the university's regents Wednesday.

"I think it's a positive day for all of us," Board of Regents Chairman Toney Anaya said Wednesday after the regents unanimously voted to approve the agreement. "I think we're closing a very difficult chapter in this institution's history."

The agreement calls for all parties in the litigation to release all claims against one another. …

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