By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer
Portales native Charles Britton has been appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson as the new student representative on the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents.
“I’m very excited and very, very honored for the opportunity to be a regent,” said Britton, a junior theatre and digital cinema arts major.
A 2003 Portales High graduate, Britton was appointed to the board of regents after undergoing an application and interview process that began in late November.
During his tenure on the board, Britton will travel to other ENMU campuses to attend board meetings. He will also have the opportunity to travel to Santa Fe to lobby on behalf of the university, Britton said.
“Basically I just want to make sure I represent the students’ voices,” Britton said.
Another Portales native has also been reappointed and confirmed by the Legislature to serve another six-year term on the board of regents.
Marshall Stinnett said he is ready to continue serving on the board and watching the continued progress of ENMU.
“I’m looking forward to it. I think we’ve made a lot of progress since I’ve been on the board,” Stinnett said.
Stinnett was quick to point out that a great amount of progress has been made at ENMU, with the addition of the new broadcast center, and the ongoing construction of the new housing area, and other much needed remodels, he said.
“We’ve got a lot of construction things in the fire,” Stinnett said.
For now, Britton is looking forward to attending his first board of regents meeting and having the chance to weigh-in on budget decisions and other items that involve the university, he said.
“Basically, I just want to keep guiding Eastern in the direction it’s going,” Britton said.