March 27, 2001 by Jack King Original NMSU article
Carl Everett has been senior vice president of the Personal Systems Group of Dell Computers since 1998. So when Everett, who graduated from New Mexico State University in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, began discussing the needs of the university’s business school with the College of Business Administration and Economics Dean Danny Arnold, his thoughts turned naturally to the field he knows so well.
As a result of that conversation in 1999, the college will name a new computer room in NMSU’s Business Complex after Everett, in a ceremony to be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 6. The room was made possible by Everett’s generous efforts, Arnold said.
According to Arnold, Everett donated $78,133 to remodel a room in the complex into a computer room, then bought and donated 36 computers for the room as well. Everett, in turn, gave some of the credit to students in Assistant Professor of Finance James Cotter’s Zia Fund Course, an NMSU stock portfolio management course in which students learn by selecting and monitoring stocks in an industry they have chosen to follow.
“When we agreed that I would help build the computer room, I opened my stock portfolio to the students. They originally picked $50,000 worth of stocks, but they did such a good job of picking that when the time came to build the stocks had grown in value,” he said.
Everett said he wanted to help the business school upgrade its computer education capabilities, because he believes personal computers have become an “indispensable” tool in everyone’s personal and professional lives.
He added that having the opportunity to attend NMSU made it possible for him to enjoy a productive career. Originally from Artesia, N.M., Everett began college at NMSU’s branch campus in Carlsbad, N.M.. “I’m proud that NMSU provides an education opportunity to everyone,” he said.
“Carl Everett is one of our college’s most successful graduates and we hope his education here helped ‘jump start’ his career,” Arnold said. “Everyone in the college is extremely grateful that Carl decided to give something back to his alma mater. The classroom is a great teaching facility.”
Everett joined Dell in 1998, after a 20-year career with the Intel Corp. He became an Intel vice president in 1989, overseeing North American sales and later all worldwide sales organizations. In 1994, he became a senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s successful Microprocessor Products Group, overseeing sales of Intel’s Pentium processor and the introduction of its P6 technology.
He said recently he will leave the Dell Computer Corp. in April to develop independent investment opportunities.
For more information on the dedication ceremony, contact Julie Smith at (505) 646-3587, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.