Presidents of NMSU - Hugh M. Milton II
Hugh M. Milton II joined the college faculty in 1924 as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He held bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kentucky. Milton was appointed Dean of Engineering in 1926 and became president in 1938. He was recalled to active military duty in 1941 at the rank of colonel, and was promoted to brigadier general in 1945. Milton returned to conclude his tenure as president in 1947. He later headed New Mexico Military Institute and served as Assistant Secretary and Under Secretary of the U.S. Army.