“Women university presidents may be far more common today than when I became president 30 years ago, but women remain underrepresented not only in university presidencies, but in CEO and board positions and just about everywhere else. But let’s remember too that impact isn’t measured in job titles. Whatever role you play, you are going to have an impact. And people, whatever their backgrounds, are doing that every day.”
Making continued progress, UTEP President Diana Natalicio returned home Thursday to complete her recovery following hospitalization last week.
“I am deeply grateful to UTEP Police Officer Bion Bell and City of El Paso EMS personnel for their quick and skillful response to my emergency,” said President Natalicio. “I also greatly appreciated the expert recovery care I received from the dedicated health professionals at The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus —nearly all of whom are UTEP graduates.”
She added, “It has been profoundly moving to receive so many sincere expressions of concern and affection from members of the extended UTEP family, and I thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes. Go Miners!”
It was welcome news, nearly two weeks after her shocking collapse on campus. Natalicio was walking to the Student Union to vote, when she collapsed.
Diana Natalicio became UTEP’s first woman president in 1988 and is today the longest-serving still sitting president of a major public research university in the United States.