March 19, 2009 by Justin Bannister NMSU News Center
New Mexico State University students will have a rare opportunity to hear from both a former senator and a successful entrepreneur during a class at the NMSU College of Business.
Former Sen. Pete Domenici and Peyton Yates, former president of Yates Petroleum Corporation, will speak to students at 1 p.m. Friday, March 20, in a leadership course taught by Garrey Carruthers, dean of the College of Business and former New Mexico governor.
NMSU is now home to the Domenici Institute, named for former Sen. Pete Domenici who retired last year as the longest-serving senator in New Mexico history. The institute’s mission is to conduct public policy research, provide outreach with entrepreneurship and business incubation, assist in maintaining the Domenici Archives at the NMSU Library and sponsor an annual public policy conference.
This year, Yates was named as NMSU’s first executive in residence, a position for those who are successful in the business world to help and mentor NMSU business students.
Contact: Sharon Jones, (575) 646-5850.