Alcohol Review Committee

CONTACT INFORMATIONFor the person completing this report.
NameIrene Fierro
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Official Name of the BoardAlcohol Review Committee
Effective date of establishment03/2002
Authorized byRegents Policy Manual (RPM)
Board Reports To (if applicable)Board of Regents
Scope of ImpactSystem
Type of BoardStanding

To develop guidelines and forms for requests for alcohol to be served and/or sold on campuses in non-governmental licensed facilities.
To educate event sponsors and administrators about the alcohol permit process.
To review and recommend requests for alcohol to be served and/or sold.


Advisory only. To make recommendations for or against the sale of service of alcohol at University events in non-licensed areas as detailed in procedures
approved by the Board of Regents.

What is the process for selecting a chair?

Set up in original Board of Regents policy, there will always be the Director of the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM).

Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year
NameJean Hertzman
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Co-Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year
Additional Membership Details
Members are appointed byBy Position
Position appointment description

Yes, as described in Board of Regents Policy

Are terms staggered?No
Are members subject to reappointment?No
What is the process for filling vacant positions?

Appointment by position

Member List
Name Title Member Type
Stephen Lopez NMSU Police Chief Voting Member
James McAteer Faculty Senate Voting Member
Gena Jones Assistant VP for Human Resources Voting Member
Thaddieus Conner Employee Council Voting Member
Julie Hughes Head, Campus Conferences Voting Member
Alexandria Beatty ASNMSU Senator Voting Member
Ophelia Watkins Director, Auxiliary Operations, Transportation Srvcs Voting Member
Kelly Alzaharna Security Coordinator, Police Dept., NMSU Voting Member
What university office/function provides administrative support to this board?

School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

What are the requirements for the number of meetings to be held annually?

One meeting per each semester and any additional meetings to be held to discuss alcohol application issues as requested.

Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?No
Please explain why the requirement for the number of meetings was not met:

There are no new university policies or regulations affected committee work. All business could be conducted through email.

List of Meeting Dates


Major Accomplishments

Committee reviewed and approved 18 permits.
Advised NMSU Conference Services and Sodexo on state and university alcohol regulations and policies related to the new governmental liquor license for the Corbett Student Union.

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