Stop diverting funds from academics to support failing athletics programs.
  • Petitioned New Mexico State University Board of Regents

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New Mexico State University Board of Regents

Stop diverting funds from academics to support failing athletics programs.

    1. Jake Mayfield
    2. Petition by

      Jake Mayfield

      Las Cruces, NM

NMSU has repeatedly transferred funds from academics and research to support an athletics program that is consistently losing money. This has and is continuing to occur despite increasing tuition, stagnant faculty pay, hiring freezes, and rising faculty and student dissatisfaction. It's time for the Board of Regents to realize that their priority should be to address support for academic achievement and research breakthroughs rather than continuing to prop up athletic programs which will never make money for the university because Las Cruces is not a large enough media market.

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To:
New Mexico State University Board of Regents, NMSU
Stop diverting funds from academics and research to support failing athletics programs.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Last 3 years

      Jake Mayfield
      Petition Organizer

      Over the past 3 years, $45,428,515.00 has been spent on athletics. However, only $34,486,574.00 was recovered in revenue resulting in a net loss of $10,941,941.00.

      http://www.nmsu.edu/~budget/PDF%20Files/op_budget_fy12_13.pdf

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Ken Mateik EL DORADO HILLS, CA
      • 12 months ago

      I have relatives in the Meadows family that have or are attending NMSU and want a good balanced education !!!!

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    • Kathy Meadows EDGEWOOD, NM
      • 12 months ago

      I am tired of tuition increases and to find out that academic monies are being diverted to athletics is disgusting. Its time we address whats REALLY wrong with higher education-- its THIS mentality that would let our $ support athletics. Athletics should be self-supporting. STOP using MY money!

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    • Quentin Ford LAS CRUCES, NM
      • about 1 year ago

      I have a deep and sincere feeling for NMSU and I hate to see it be perverted into a third class institution by its over emphasis on athletics and fundraising.

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    • Morgan Beasley MAYHILL, NM
      • about 1 year ago

      As a student at NMSU, I fail to see how athletics could be considered more important than academics, the primary reason to even go to college.

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    • Julia So ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • about 1 year ago

      In today's economy, I completely understand the importance of wise stewardship of taxpayers money. The Regents need to examine the ultimate goal and role of higher education in our society.

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