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New Mexico State University

Presidents of NMSU - Barbara Couture

Barbara Couture
2010 2012

Dr. Barbara Couture took office as president of New Mexico State University in January 2010. She came to NMSU from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she was senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and a professor of English. Prior to that, she served as the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Washington State University in Pullman.

An award-winning writer, she was named a fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing in 2010.

Couture completed her undergraduate studies with high distinction at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She attended graduate school there, earning her Master of Arts and doctorate in English language and literature.