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University of Texas at El Paso officials announced Thursday afternoon that President Diana Natalicio collapsed on campus and was rushed to the hospital.
According to a statement released by UTEP Executive Vice President Richard Adauto:
“This afternoon on the UTEP campus, at approximately 1:30 p.m., President Diana Natalicio collapsed on University Avenue. She was walking to the Student Union to vote. She is in stable condition at a local hospital and is undergoing medical evaluation. “
The release went on to state that he University of Texas System has been notified and normal University operations will continue.
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.
University officials added that there was no further update available Thursday evening.