Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Alberto “Beto” Lopez, assistant vice president for The Office of University Relations, joined the university in 1983 as the first director of the Office of New Student Relations. During his career at UTEP, Lopez has directed undergraduate student outreach, recruitment, student orientation, and scholarship programs.
In his present role, he oversees the development of community outreach programs and major university events such as convocation and commencement. The office welcomes visitors by providing VIP tours and hosts numerous conferences each year.
A native El Pasoan, Lopez holds a bachelor’s degree in history with honors and a master’s degree in education, both from Austin College.
Lopez currently serves on the board of the El Paso Area Teachers Federal Credit Union and the El Paso Visitors and Convention Bureau Marketing Committee.
Frank Montes de Oca III
Frank has overseen Conference Services for the office since 2002. During his time with the office, he has seen the number and scope of academic conferences grow threefold here at the University. Frank thoroughly enjoys working in Higher Education, deriving his energy from the Faculty, Staff, and Students alike.
Liliana Barrios, joined the university in 2007 with responsibilities that include managing the logistics of university related events and daily operations within the office. She also serves as a voting member of Staff Council since 2009. Prior to joining UTEP, Liliana worked in governmental/administrative and academic positions at the City of Sunland Park, NM and El Paso Community College respectively. Her interest to serve the local community was the driver to join The University of Texas at El Paso. Liliana, born in El Paso, TX and raised in Cd. Juarez, Chih., MEX, treasures her bicultural heritage. She is a member of the YWCA – Information Technology Committee, UTEP - CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), and Toastmaster’s International.
Coordinator, Internal Operations
Krystal Reyes, originally from El Paso is a former student of the university receiving her B.A. in Organizational and Corporate Communications with a minor in business. She has worked as a student assistant, an intern for Special Events, and a former member of Future Leaders in Public Relations (university organization). Since 2010, Krystal has worked with various companies as a Public Relations Representative and Marketing Manager. For the past year Krystal was coordinating sales and marketing for the Hampton Inn and Suites and Courtyard by Marriott hotels in the El Paso airport area. Inspired by the university, she has returned to serve the UTEP community. Krystal assists with various university related events and conference services.