Beto Lopez
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement
(915) 747-8559

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
Assistant Director
(915) 747-8274

Frank has overseen the operation of Conference Services for the UTEP Office of University Relations since joining the office in 2002. Since joining the team, he has seen the number and scope of academic conferences grow threefold at the University.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theater 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 in the Socorro Independent School District. After working in New York City for about 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 the faculty, staff, and students alike. He is a member of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I).

Liliana Barrios
(915) 747-7546

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.

Lourdes Chee
Coordinator, Internal Operations
(915) 747-8565

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