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New Mexico State University Regents Professor of biology Kathryn Hanley will speak on a panel at virtual forum on Friday, Oct. 2 titled “The New World of Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities of COVID-19.” (Photo: Darren Phillips / New Mexico State University)

LAS CRUCES – The Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders and Western Academic Leadership Forum has invited a New Mexico State University professor and a leading researcher in emerging infectious diseases to speak at an upcoming virtual forum titled “The New World of Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities of COVID-19.”

Kathryn Hanley, NMSU Regents Professor of biology who was recently tapped to head one of 11 new Centers for Research of Emerging Infectious Diseases funded by the National Institutes of Health, has led NMSU’s efforts regarding campus COVID-19 strategies.

“I am honored to