AU Gordon Sherman lecture on Thursday to feature New Mexico State business dean as speaker

AUBURN – Former governor of New Mexico, Garrey E. Carruthers, dean of the College of Business Administration and Economics at New Mexico State University, will speak on “Public Administration 101: As Taught by a Veteran Apprentice,” Thursday at 5 p.m. at Greystone Mansion. The Gordon Sherman lecture is presented by Auburn University’s Master of Public Administration Program. A reception will follow.

Carruthers has served as president and CEO of the Cimarron Health Plan; assistant U.S. secretary of the Interior; and as special assistant to the U.S. secretary of agriculture. He served on the faculty at New Mexico State as a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business.

He was president of the New Mexico Association of Health Plans, a member of the New Mexico Education and Accountability Task Force and co-founder and chairman of the board of the New Mexico Business Roundtable for Educational Excellence. He is a founding director of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and a founding board member of Think New Mexico.

Carruthers earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at New Mexico State and received his Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State University.

The Gordon Sherman Lecture Series is sponsored by an endowment from Mr. Gordon Sherman, former Southeastern Regional Commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration, to bring distinguished public servants to Auburn.

Greystone Mansion is at 434 E. Magnolia Ave. For more information, contact Lisa Hartzog, (334) 844-5371.

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