Former Carlsbad superintendent Patterson named ENMU regent

A former Carlsbad school superintendent has received a gubernatorial appointment.

Dan Patterson now holds a seat on the Board of Regents for Eastern New Mexico University.

The governor has named him to replace the late Brett Leach.

Patterson has over four decades of experience in education and administration.

In addition to Carlsbad, he has served as superintendent and deputy superintendent in Las Cruces and Moriarty.

Patterson currently serves on the New Mexico Public School Insurance Authority.