LAS CRUCES — The wife of the chancellor of New Mexico State University was arrested on Thursday for domestic violence.
Sheryl Arvizu, 58, is charged with battery on a member of the household, a misdemeanor.
Arvizu is married to Dan Arvizu, 71, who became chancellor of NMSU in 2018.
Jail records report that Sheryl Arvizu was arrested Thursday at a home in Las Alturas. Doña Ana County Sheriff Kim Stewart confirmed that deputies responded to a “family disturbance call.” Further details of the incident likely won’t be available until the court system reopens on Monday.
Sheryl Arvizu was taken to the Doña Ana County Detention Center at 10:25 p.m. Thursday and later released on her own recognizance.
NMSU spokesperson Justin Bannister released a statement to the Sun-News Friday night: “Dan Arvizu and his family are currently going through deeply personal issues. He asks the community to grant his family privacy during this time.”
Dan and Sheryl Arvizu have been married since 2017, according to an article in the Albuquerque Journal.
by Dan Arvizu curriculum vitae on the NMSU Chancellor’s Search website, it says: “Married to former Sheryl K. Tatman. We are the proud parents of our blended family of eight adult children and eight grandchildren.”
This is a developing story.