will serve as New Mexico State University's first "Executive in Residence," a position for those who are successful in the business world to help and mentor NMSU business students. ( Submitted photo)
Now, as a continuation of that partnership, the NMSU College of Business
has named Peyton Yates
as its first "Executive in Residence," a position for those who are successful in the business world to help and mentor NMSU business students.
"We are delighted to welcome Peyton Yates as executive in residence and to gain the support of a professional with his experience," said NMSU Interim President Waded Cruzado.
We are fortunate to have friends of the professional caliber of Peyton Yates
who want to support us in meaningful ways and get involved with NMSU
Yates is a former president of Yates Petroleum Corporation, an Artesia-based energy firm and the largest independent oil and gas company in New Mexico.
He currently serves on the company's board of directors.
He is also president of Yates Drilling Company, an oil and gas operator in Artesia.
"Our family's relationship with NMSU
is incredibly strong," Peyton Yates
"We are proud to work with an entrepreneur as accomplished as Peyton Yates
in the College of Business.
Yates will begin his duties as executive in residence during the current spring semester.
In addition to mentoring and helping students with business projects, Yates
will lend his
expertise to NMSU's Domenici Institute
and other programs where his
knowledge of business and energy is valuable.
also plans to ask his
friends in the business and energy fields for their assistance in working with students and solving problems.
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