Dairy Chair (Unnamed)
In 2010, the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the NMSU Foundation proudly announced the formation of an endowed dairy chair.
"In a state where dairy is the leading industry, we must have a robust dairy program at NMSU, " said Lowell Catlett, dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. "This $1 million endowed chair and a potential matching donation will permanently nail-down the college's dedication to achieving long-term and meaningful dairy education, research and extension."
"The NMSU Foundation is committed to supporting Dean Catlett's vision of a robust dairy program and is honored to help establish this groundbreaking $1 million Endowed Dairy Chair", said Nick Franklin, past Vice President of Advancement with the NMSU Foundation.
Mark Gladden, past Director of Develompent with Dean Catlett's office, introduced the concept of the endowed chair to the Dairy Producers of New Mexico board of directors on Dec. 3, 2010 in Albuquerque. Lewis Topliff, former NMSU dairy general manager, served as chairperson for an industry-led committee which mapped out the terms and conditions for the new dairy endowment. Industry representatives from the three major regions of the state where dairy is most prevalent, eastern New Mexico, mid-Rio Grande Valley and Mesilla Valley helped round out the committee.
Click here to donate to the chair (Select "Find a Giving Area/Fund," search for "Dairy" and choose the endowed chair). To name the chair, call Terra V. Winter at (575) 646-5787.