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Public invited to offer input, nominations for next University of Texas at El Paso president

Members of the public may submit nominations for the next president of the University of Texas at El Paso via a UT System website launched today.


The website also gives the public the opportunity to offer comments about the successor to Diana Natalicio, who announced in May that she would retire after serving as UTEP’s president for the past 30 years.


Both nominations and comments can be offered anonymously.


The UTEP Presidential Search Advisory Committee, which held its first meeting Oct. 2, hopes to recommend potential candidates to the Board of Regents by early 2019. The Board of Regents will make the final decision.


Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading global executive search firm, is assisting the UT System with the national search.


About The University of Texas System
For more than 130 years, The University of Texas System has been committed to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research and health care. With 14 institutions, an enrollment of more than 235,000 students and an operating budget of $19.5 billion (FY 2019), the UT System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. UT institutions produce nearly 59,000 graduates annually and award more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees and almost two-thirds of its health professional degrees. Collectively, UT-owned and affiliated hospitals and clinics accounted for more than 7.8 million outpatient visits and 1.6 million hospital days last year. Across UT institutions, research and development expenditures total $2.7 billion – the second highest among U.S. public higher education systems – and the UT System is regularly ranked among the top 10 most innovative universities in the world. The UT System also is one of the largest employers in Texas, with more than 21,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates and members of the National Academies – and nearly 85,000 health care professionals, researchers, student advisors and support staff.

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