Presidents of NMSU - George E. Ladd
George E. Ladd came to Las Cruces after serving as President of the School of Mines in Wilburton, Oklahoma. He had earned his A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. Ladd was, perhaps, the first president to be concerned with student recruitment and retention. He tried to determine why many New Mexico high school graduates sought higher education outside the state.