Garrey E. Carruthers
Gov. Garrey E. Carruthers was elected to the board in 2012. Gov. Carruthers was appointed as a Commissioner of the New Mexico Ethics Commission in 2019. Gov. Carruthers has served as chancellor from 2015 to 2018 and as president from 2013 to 2018 of New Mexico State University. Prior to that, he served as the dean of the College of Business of New Mexico State University, a position he assumed in 2003. From 2006 to 2013, he also served as New Mexico State University’s vice president for economic development, and since 2009 has been the director of the University’s Pete V. Domenici Institute. Gov. Carruthers was the president and chief executive officer of Cimarron Health Plan in New Mexico from 1993 to 2003. From 1987 to 1990, he served a term as the governor of the state of New Mexico, and from 1981 to 1984 served as assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Gov. Carruthers holds a Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State University.