Chad Lydick joined the Board of Regents in February 2008 and serves as president. A New Mexico native, he attended schools in Portales and Clovis and earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from New Mexico State University in 1972. He is active in community affairs, having served as a Clovis City Commissioner, past president of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce and current member of the Washington committee for the “Committee of 50” that supports Cannon Air Force Base. He was honored as “Citizen of the Year” in 2005 by both the Clovis Board of Realtors and the Clovis Chamber of Commerce. He is the owner of Lydick Engineers & Surveyors Inc. in Clovis. He and his wife, Vickie, reside in Clovis and have two children who were educated in New Mexico schools and state universities.