Steve Leask Memorial Technology Fund

Dr. Steven T. Leask
Dr. Steven T. Leask

June 1, 1950 – November 1, 2016

We will dearly miss him–advocate, colleague, and friend. He was a down-to-earth person with a great sense of humor who took his commitment to the use of technology in education very seriously. He was highly respected on campus for his support of faculty and advocating for the use of technology as a way to expand access to all students.

Steve was a member of the Tsimshian tribe. He served as a helicopter pilot in Korea, Vietnam, and Alaska as Chief Warrant Officer. He was awarded the Air Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. He earned an MBA (’97) and a Doctoral degree in Educational Administration (’03) from NMSU. Steve also began working at NMSU in 1997.

His wife Elizabeth (Libby), their three children, nine grandchildren, family, and friends thank you for honoring him.

Read the Las Cruces Sun News Obituary here.

Steve Leask Memorial Technology Fund

To benefit NMSU Native American and/or military veteran students.

Make gifts payable to: NMSU Foundation, Inc.
Please note that the donation is for the Steve Leask Memorial Technology Fund

Mail check to: P.O. Box 3590
Las Cruces, NM 88003
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Under Fund, select Other and write in Steve Leask Memorial Technology Fund

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