State senator Cesar Blanco passed Resolution 46 in Texas Senate, a resolution to honor the life of former University of Texas at El Paso president Dr. Diana Natalicio.
Blanco served as the 10th president of UTEP from 1988 to 2019.
Her 31-year tenure in the university’s highest office stood as the sixth-longest of any public doctoral/research university president in history at the time of her retirement.
It was also the longest term for a female president of a public doctoral/research university or four-year public university at the time.
Dr. Natalicio died on September 24, 2021.
RECOMMENDED: UTEP establishes Dr. Diana Natalicio memorial fund
Sign up to receive the topmost interesting stories from in and around our community once a day to your inbox.