New Mexico State University has named Eileen Hogan interim dean of the College of Business, Provost Carol Parker has announced. Hogan begins her role at NMSU Monday, Oct. 18.
Hogan’s career in higher education spans more than four decades and includes teaching and publishing at several business colleges throughout the United States.
Hogan replaces Mary Jo Billiot, who was acting dean for about two months. Billiot became acting dean in late August after James Hoffman returned to teaching full time.
Citing confidential personnel matters, NMSU spokesman Justin Bannister did not reveal any reason for the switch in business deans when asked about it in August.
Hoffman’s return to teaching could be tied to former assistant professor of finance David Clements’ removal from the classroom. In late August, Clements posted on Telegram, a messaging app and social media platform, that his resistance to the university’s COVID-19 policies led to him being relieved of his teaching responsibilities and also led to Hoffman’s removal as dean.