New Mexico Tech’s Presidential Search Update

Defensor Chieftain – Candidates narrowed down to five for Tech President

Dear NMT Campus and Socorro Communities:

This is a reminder that the Socorro Community is invited to the open session with NMT Presidential Candidate Dr. Robert G. Wilhelm today, from 9 to 10:00 a.m. at Macey Center Auditorium.

More information about the presidential search, including candidate open session dates/times, is available on the NMT website at:

Full Detail Schedule

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Curriculum Vitae
Candidate 1

Sunday, Nov. 26
Monday, Nov. 27

Mahyar Amouzegar
Candidate 2

Thursday, Nov. 30
Friday, Dec. 1

Robert Wilhelm
Candidate 3

Sunday, Dec. 3
Monday, Dec. 4

Candidate 4

Tuesday, Dec. 5
Wednesday, Dec. 6

Candidate 5

Sunday, Dec. 10
Monday, Dec. 11

Mohamed Abousalem

NMT Presidential Search Timeline

Kickoff, Recruitment and Applicant Evaluation:  June 2023 – September 2023

Preliminary Screenings: September – October 2023

First Round Virtual Interviews:  October 19-20, 2023

Semi-Finalist Interviews:  Nov 5, 2023 – November 15, 2023

Finalist Campus Interviews:  November 26. 2023 – December 11, 2023

Finalist Selection: Special Board of Regents Meeting December 2023 TBA



2 thoughts on “New Mexico Tech’s Presidential Search Update”

  1. In order to understand what qualities are essential in the new Tech president, we need to understand why the Regents asked ex-Pres. Stephen Wells to step down on such short notice. What were the essential qualities that he was missing?


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