Former ENMU president dead at 88

Eastern New Mexico University’s third president, who guided the school through the early 1960s, died last month at age 88, according to an ENMU press release.

Donald C. Moyer is credited with fostering and directing growth at the university. Under his guidance from 1960 to 1965, the university’s enrollment doubled and he spearheaded the construction of the school’s football arena on U.S. 70 between Clovis and Portales as well as the construction of a new basketball arena, the release said.

“ENMU is a strong university today because of previous presidents like Dr. Moyer. His leadership during a period of substantial growth was vital to the development of the school. Dr. Moyer is remembered as one of the positive forces in Eastern’s history,” said Steven Gamble, current ENMU president.