The UTEP Encyclopedia provides reliable, documented, and up-to-date information about the history of The University of Texas at El Paso and its accomplishments, traditions, places, and people.
The user-friendly online format is intended for use by students, alumni, faculty, staff, media, and the general public.
Dr. Keith A. Erekson, Editor and Associate Professor of History
P.J. Vierra, Managing Editor (Send email)
The encyclopedia is hosted by UTEP's Centennial Office.
Dr. Dennis Bixler-Márquez, Director, Chicana/o Studies Program
Dr. Maceo Crenshaw Dailey, Director, African American Studies Program
Jeff Darby, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
Dr. Yolanda Chávez Leyva, Chair, Department of History
Christopher V. Lopez, Associate Vice President and Director, Office of University Communications
Dr. Roy Mathew, Associate Vice President and Director, Center for Institutional Evaluation, Research, and Planning
Greg McNicol, AIA, Associate Vice President of Business Affairs, Facilities Services
Kristine Navarro-McElhaney, Director, Institute of Oral History
Willie Quinn, Chair of Research Committee, Heritage Commission
Dr. Brenda A. Risch, Director, Women's Studies
Claudia Rivers, Head, C. L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department, University Library
Dr. Dorothy Ward, Director, Entering Student Program
Abbie Weiser, Processing Archivist, Librarian, Library Special Collections, UTEP
Laura M. Uribarri, Assistant Dean, College of Business Administration, UTEP
Lisa G. Dunn, Head of Reference, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines
Elsa Martin and Melanie Salome, Rhetoric and Composition doctoral program, Department of English, UTEP
Roberto Perea, Information Technology, UTEP
Claudia Rivers, Library Special Collections, UTEP
Sarah Traugott, Reference Intern, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Laura Trejo, University Communications, UTEP
Willie Quinn, Heritage House, UTEP
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