Staff

Beto Lopez
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement
(915) 747-8559
alopez@utep.edu

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.

Jorge Delgadillo
Assistant Director
(915) 747-8571
jadelgadillo@utep.edu

Jorge Delgadillo is the Assistant Director for Internal Operations for the Office of University Relations. Jorge oversees the day to day Internal Operations of the office to include Budgets, Financial Transactions, and Resource Allocation. Jorge has over 20 years of professional experience in numerous fields which include Retail, Training, Manufacturing, Sales, Customer Service, and Higher Education Administration. He is no stranger to the current Institutional software PeopleSoft as he has over a decade of experience using it. Jorge started his employment at UTEP in June of 2013 with the Office of Union Services as an Office Supervisor. He is a UTEP graduate, with a Bachelors of Business Administration and is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration at the UTEP Graduate Business Center.

Frank Montes de Oca III
Assistant Director
(915) 747-8274
fmontesdeoca@utep.edu

Frank joined the Office of University Relations in 2002. He managed the operation of Conference Services through 2015. In that time, he saw the number and scope of academic conferences grow threefold at the University. He now manages such Institutional Events as Commencement, Fall Convocation, Honors Convocation.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts in 1993 from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He taught Theater in Secondary Education for Sánchez Middle School 1993-96 and Americas High School 1996-98—where he was also Chair of the Arts Department—both part of the Socorro Independent School District. After working in New York City for a year, he returned to El Paso. He received his Master of Business Administration from UTEP in 2002.

Frank thoroughly enjoys working in Higher Education deriving his energy from faculty, staff, and students alike. He is a member of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I).

Lourdes Chee
Coordinator, Internal Operations
(915) 747-8565
lchee@utep.edu

Alexandra "Ale" Garcia
Coordinator
(915) 747-8545
agarcia54@utep.edu

Ale began her studies in 2006, then in 2009 she became part of the Office of University Relations as a Student Assistant. In this capacity, she became a reliable support to the office Staff at events and in the overall operation of the office.

After graduating from UTEP in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, she went on to work off-campus for 1 year, before coming back to begin her graduate studies. Almost immediately, she joined Union Services as their Event Services Coordinator directly overseeing what was formerly known as Union Programs; which eventually along with her and the Union Programs’ team, became part of the Office of Student Life. In May of 2015, she received her Master of Business Administration.

After leaving her Student Assistant position in 2011, Ale was able to go back to her professional roots as she rejoined the team at University Relations in November of 2015. In her current role, Ale has led a variety of events while slowly transitioning into taking over Conference Services.

She firmly believes in the impact students have in the community, and with over 6 years of working experience in higher education, Ale enjoys being a mentor to other working students. Her goal is to be an important, contributing element of the University's mission and vision.


Student Assistants

Aurora Najera
Major: Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

manajera6@miners.utep.edu


Carlos Jimenez
Major: Computer Science, College of Engineering

cjimenez23@miners.utep.edu


Everth Achim
Major: Accounting, College of  Business Administration

eppena@miners.utep.edu


Omar Rios
Major: Civil Engineering, College of Engineering

oarios2@miners.utep.edu


Paulina Caraveo
Major: Health Promotion, College of Health Sciences

pcaraveo@miners.utep.edu