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College of Business

Message from the Dean

Dean James Hoffman

This semester marks the start of my eighth year as the dean of the College of Business at New Mexico State University. It has been a privilege to lead this college and advance its mission to transform lives by providing highly respected programs, instruction and scholarly activities that drive economic, social, educational and community development for New Mexico’s diverse population.

Student success remains at the core of our mission. One of my top priorities since joining the College of Business in 2014 has been to improve the social mobility of students who pursue degrees in our college. To achieve this and further our mission of transforming the lives of our students, we have implemented several initiatives that engage in our primary areas of interest: recruiting, retaining, educating, graduating and placing our current and future students.

Part of ensuring student success means engaging with students before they enter college. For the past two years, the College of Business has hosted a summer camp for high school students in partnership with the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative that offers a firsthand college experience and delivers an introduction to the concepts of principle-based ethics in a business context. As of this year, 80 high school students have participated in the camp and a related competition.



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