Presidential Search Presidential Search


The Presidential Search Committee has narrowed down the search to four finalist. The Board of Regents announced the finalist in the March 20, 2017 meeting.

The four finalists will be visiting the campus during the week of April 3- April 7, 2017. While they are here the candidates will interview with students, faculty, staff and administrators. They will also travel to ENMU-Roswell to visit with the faculty, staff and administrators for Ruidoso and Roswell.  Please click this link to give feedback and comments about each of the candidates.  Presidential Feedback

The Board of Regents will announce their decision on or before April 19, 2017. 

Presidential Candidates Presidential Candidates


Dr. Charles T. Crespy

Dr. Crespy is dean of the College of Business Administration at Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) and previously has served as dean of the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico and dean of the College of Business at the University of Texas at El Paso. He holds a Ph.D. in international management, master's degrees in Latin American studies and business administration, and a bachelor's degree in Latin American studies from the University of New Mexico.

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Dr. J. S. Elwell

Dr. Elwell is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Prior to this position, he was provost and special assistant to the chancellor for strategic initiatives at Auburn University at Montgomery and founding dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at East Carolina University. He has chaired departments of Theatre Arts at the University of Nebraska and Marshall University. Dr. Elwell holds a Ph.D. in speech communication/theatre from Southern Illinois University, a master's degree in communication/ theatre from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and a bachelor's in English from California State University-Bakersfield.

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Dr. John Fritch

Dr. Fritch is dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Science at the University of Northern Iowa. He also serves as the University of Northern Iowa's director of forensics. Dr. Fitch was the associate dean of the College and department head of Communication Studies. Prior to coming to the University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Fritch directed forensics at Southwest Missouri State University. He has served as the director of the National Debate Tournament from 2004 to 2015. Dr. Fritch earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Kansas in communication studies. His bachelor's degree in speech communication is from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Dr. Neal R. Weaver

Dr. Weaver is vice president for Advancement and Innovation at Nicholls State University (Thibodaux, La.), supervising advancement, enrollment management and athletics. Prior to this position, he was vice president for Institutional Advancement at West Texas A&M University (Canyon, Texas) and vice president for University Relations at Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, Okla.). Dr. Weaver holds a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from the University of Oklahoma, a master's of business administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and a bachelor of arts in speech/communications from Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

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