Luis Vázquez is currently serving as associate vice president for research integrity in the office of the vice president for research. He has held the position since 2011. A researcher in his own right, Vázquez as co-PI was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to work with underrepresented engineering students in enhancing academic success. He was also invited to serve as a panel reviewer for the NSF.
“If you’re going to do research, it should be to improve people’s lives,” said Dr. Vázquez, who started at NMSU in 1995 as an assistant professor in the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department in the College of Education. “What we do at NMSU changes people’s lives. We transform lives through research.”
Dr. Vázquez pointed out that as a land-grant university, NMSU has a responsibility to help others not only in teaching and outreach, but also in engaging in collaborative research activities with the community and state, as well as nationally and internationally.