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PORTALES—After serving Eastern as vice president for Student Affairs since July 1, 1999, Gary Musgrave will retire this fall from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. He and his wife, Jo, are moving to Winter Park, Colo.
He will be replaced effective Aug. 15 by Judith Haislett, vice president for Student Affairs at Black Hills State University in South Dakota.
"We were very fortunate to have Dr. Musgrave directing Student Affairs since 1999. Under his leadership, Eastern has had a very dynamic and progressive student life. We wish him a very enjoyable retirement," said Steven Gamble, ENMU president.
Musgrave earned a bachelor’s in education and master’s in counseling and guidance from Northwest Missouri, and a doctorate in college student personnel, counseling and cognate in management from Mississippi State.
“My work at Eastern has been a gift, a joy,” he says. “There are so many good people at this university and in this community. I have been blessed to have wonderful people working with me to help students. I will miss the students and my staff."
Diana Cordova, director of Multicultural Affairs, said that Musgrave was more than a boss and a leader. "He has been a caring person and attentive listener. He is the kind of person who gives you confidence and believes in you – with a stern voice if necessary. Work is never drudgery around Dr. Musgrave, but exciting. He is always interested in our families and what we have to say and offer."
Musgrave said, “We (he and his wife) trust we have made a difference in people's lives and have not made too many mistakes along the way.”
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