Posted on Mar 07, 2013 | Comments 0
Diana Natalicio, president of the University of Texas at El Paso, was honored with the 2013 Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence by TIAA-CREF. The award honors a current college or university president and recognizes leadership and commitment to higher education and contributions to the greater good. The honor comes with a $20,000 prize.
Dr. Natalicio has been president of UTEP since 1988. She is the first woman to hold the position. Currently, she also serves as chair of the American Council on Education.
President Natalicio is a graduate of Saint Louis University, where she majored in Spanish. She holds a master’s degree in Portuguese and a doctoral degree in linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin.
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