From the UTEP archives
| |Check out
this article from the National Geographic Magazine
(April 1914) to see the inspiration for UTEP's classic architecture.
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On this day in UTEP history . . .
| |September 22, 1954
• Thelma White
, a recent graduate and valedictorian of El Paso's Douglass High School, is refused admission to Texas Western College
on account of her race
. She instead enrolls at New Mexico A&M (now NMSU). The following year, her lawsuit against the school would result in the complete desegregation of Texas higher education.
Thelma White, 1954
UTEP Library Special Collections
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Chartered: April 16, 1913, by an Act of the 33rd Texas State Legislature as the State School of Mines and Metallurgy under the governance of the U.T. Board of Regents
First Day of Class: September 28, 1914
President: Diana Natalicio (since 1987) • Faculty: 1,267 • Staff: 1,830
Students: 23,397 (September 2015)
Status: 14,392 full time, 8,687 part time (2014-15) • Campus: 421 acres (El Paso campus); 38,000 acres (Indio Mountains Research Station)
Degrees awarded since founding: More than 113,000
Enrollment data over the years: Click here
UTEP Miners athletic logo
Steve H. Worrell, first dean of the School of Mines
Original site of the School of Mines by Ft. Bliss
Source: UTEP Facts 2014 - 2015; C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department, University of Texas at El Paso; Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
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