Notes from the Sept. 13, 2004 Regents Meeting

by George Zamora

SOCORRO, N.M., September 14, 2004 – The New Mexico Tech Board of Regents was informed at its monthly meeting that a preliminary census of this fall semester’s student enrollment at the state-supported research university is showing a two percent increase over last year’s record enrollment figure of 1,806 undergraduates and graduate students.

New Mexico Tech President Daniel H. López also told the university’s governing board at its September 13 meeting that even though regular registration for fall semester classes had just ended, the final enrollment figures for this semester may still increase more once numbers for enrollment in special graduate courses and distance education classes offered by Tech are posted.

With this academic year’s increase, student enrollment at New Mexico Tech has experienced modest growth for three consecutive years, López said.

This fall semester’s slight increase can be largely attributed to the number of graduate students taking courses at the university, which has risen by about five percent, the Tech President added.

In other matters considered at the New Mexico Tech Board of Regents meeting, regents attending approved the following measures: