The ENMU Board of Regents honored President Dr. Gamble with a Nambe platter and a resolution that awarded him President Emeritus status.


WHEREAS, Dr. Steven G. Gamble has served Eastern New Mexico University as president for sixteen years, supporting ENMU’s mission of providing the best possible education to the students who come to ENMU; and

WHEREAS, during that time, the campus has experienced continuous growth, increasing headcount enrollment by 68% and recognized by the Chronicle of Education as the 14th fastest growing institution in the Nation (2014-15); and

WHEREAS, under Dr. Gamble’s leadership, the University compiled an impressive list of recognitions for institutional quality and affordability from entities ranging from USA Today, TheBestSchools.org, and the Chronicle of Higher Education; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Gamble has guided the campus through almost $180M of renovation and construction that has significantly improved the teaching and learning environment for students and faculty; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Gamble has set a standard of openness, transparency, and mutual respect for ENMU students, faculty and staff and of collaboration and collegiality with other University presidents, legislators, and state officials; and

WHEREAS, by his regular attendance at and support of student events and the activities of Cannon Air Force Base and the Portales-Clovis metroplex, Dr. Gamble has demonstrated civic engagement with all sectors of the community; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Steven Gamble has positioned Eastern New Mexico University to prepare students to compete successfully with graduates of any other university now and for years to come;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of Eastern New Mexico University does hereby confer the status of President Emeritus upon Dr. Steven G. Gamble this 3rd day of June 2017.

Dr. Dan Patterson, President

Kekoa VonSchriltz, Secretary/Treasurer

Terry Othick, Vice President

Jane Christensen, Member of Board of Regents