Javier Gonzales is leaving the Highlands University Board of Regents after nearly four years to take a seat on the New Mexico State University Board of Regents.
Gonzales, an NMSU graduate, has been chairman of the Highlands regents for much of his time on the board.
Gov. Bill Richardson announced Gonzales’ appointment to New Mexico State on Monday.
Gonzales, who is the Highlands regents’ senior member, has been at the helm during turbulent times at the university.