New Mexico State University has announced four finalists for the post of vice president for university advancement and president of the New Mexico State University Foundation. All four candidates will visit the Las Cruces campus during the first two weeks of February for interviews and public forums. One of the four finalists is an African American.
Cheryl Harrelson is the associate vice president for annual and special gifts, stewardship, and special events for the Washington State University Foundation. Harrelson is the former associate vice president for advancement information services at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She also served as director of advancement services for North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Harrelson is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a master’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Phoenix.
Update: On February 19, Harrelson was selected for the position. She will begin her new duties on May 1.