SANTA FE, January 22, 2003 -- New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson today announced his appointments of regents to each of the governing boards of the state's universities, including three new regents for New Mexico Tech. The appointments are subject to approval by the legislature.

The newly appointed regents at New Mexico Tech are:


  • Jerry Armijo, a Socorro lawyer who has served on the Commission on Higher Education for more than five years, including a stint as chairman of the commission for the past one-and-a-half years;
  • Richard Carpenter, a retired Santa Fe lawyer who has practiced law in New Mexico for 40 years; and
  • Isaiah Storey, a New Mexico Tech senior majoring in chemical engineering who hails from Albuquerque and is a graduate of St. Pius X High School.

In addition to the regent appointments, Governor Richardson announced a proposed state budget which includes a three percent pay increase for university faculty throughout New Mexico.