Privacy at NMSU

We respect the integrity of the individual by safeguarding information and providing guidance on privacy-related matters affecting the NMSU community.  We also strive to comply with all applicable laws & regulations as directed by the Board of Regents via Regents Policy 15.50 Information Data Security.

Also, please visit NMSU’s IT Compliance website for more details on how to comply with various data privacy regulations that govern NMSU’s data.


The mission of the Privacy Office is to monitor compliance with federal and state privacy regulations, as well as general industry privacy standards for all entrusted data to NMSU including but not limited to restricted or sensitive information collected, used, and retained by the University.  This office provides the system-wide centralized oversight and compliance relating to applicable laws, regulations and policies that govern privacy related activities for the University. The Privacy Office is committed to University outreach and stewardship including University training, policy development, performing proactive reviews to ensure compliance with data privacy regulatory requirements, developing guidance and assisting members of the community in conducting their activities to the highest level of integrity, confidentiality and professionalism.

Role and Responsibility of NMSU’s Chief Privacy Officer

NMSU IT Compliance Officer was appointed by the NMSU Chancellor to the position of New Mexico State University system’s Chief Privacy Officer (CPO)¬†on November 28, 2017.¬† Refer to the¬†initial and official¬†chancellor appointment letter for more details.¬† Letter of continued reappointment by Chancellor Arvizu.

The appointment demonstrates NMSU’s commitment to privacy and make it¬†a priority and therefore the role of the CPO is to ensure proper privacy and responsible to ensure compliance with the various privacy regulations applicable to the University’s entrusted data.

Report an Incident to NMSU’s Chief Privacy Officer

All incidents or suspicious of incidents relating to the compromise or actual breach of NMSU data should be reported on a timely manner to or at 575-646-5902.

For more information contact:

Carlos S. Lobato, CPA
Chief Privacy Officer
(575) 646-5902