UTEP Alumni Association Board of Directors

The UTEP Alumni Association is a non-profit organization that exists to foster Miner pride and opportunities for engagement for all UTEP alumni, as well as to assist UTEP and its current students in the pursuit of excellence.


Members of the board of directors are proud UTEP graduates who share their time, skills and talents with their alma mater via the UTEP Alumni Association. Members are expected to attend four meetings per year (including a weekend retreat); serve on board committees, and participate at various events presented by the association and UTEP. There is also a financial commitment that supports ongoing alumni programs.

For more information on how to become a board member and nomination periods, please contact Judith Heredia-Perry at jheredia@utep.edu

2020-2021 UTEP Alumni Association Board Members

Martha AguayoPresident

Martha Isabel Aguayo
1994 B.A. - Journalism

Home Pros Real Estate Group
Sales and Marketing Specialist

President-ElectBernardino Olague

Bernardino Olague
1991 B.S. - Civil Engineering,
2001 M.S. - Civil Engineering

LOI Engineers
Vice President


Immediate Past President

Laura Biggs
1996 BBA - Management

Department of Defense (Retired)

Toni CamachoTreasurer

Manuel Castruita
1988 BSED - Secondary Education,

1992 M.Ed. - Guidance & Counseling

El Paso Independent School District
Counseling and Advising Director


David Bird


Rebecca Ramos Birch
1975 BBA - Management

IBM Corporation (Retired)

Bothell, WA


David Bird

Vice President for Alumni Engagement

Dr. James Jones
1982 BBA - Business Management 

Operations Representative

San Antonio, TX


Vice President for Membership

Fred Lopez
2011 MA - Public Administration

Quantum Consultants / Realty Connect
Vice President

Vice President for Student Engagement

Sergio M. Estrada
2007 B.A. - Political Science

Kemp Smith Law Firm
Associate Attorney


Bernardino OlagueVice President for Ways and Means

Arturo Barrio
2002 BBA - Economics & CIS

The University of Texas at El Paso
Director of Collaboration and Stakeholder Development


Board Members-at-Large
Bernardino Olague

Dr. Rick Acevedo

2001 B.S., 2004 MS, 2013 MBA
2018 Ed.D. - Doctor of Education

University of Detroit
Career, Co-op & Entrepreneurial Center Director

Bernardino Olague

Javier Aguilar

2017 B.A. - Multimedia Journalism

UTEP Graduate Student - MPA

Bernardino Olague

Michelle Esparza

2016 BBA - Economics

Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxson & Galatzan Law Firm


Bernardino Olague

George K. Farah

1999 BBA - Marketing

Farah Law Group, PLLC
Managing Attorney


Rudy Gutierrez, Jr.

1985 BA - Journalism & Communication Studies,1998 M.A. Communication

El Paso Times (Retired)

David Bird

Dr. Pilar Herrera

1990 BSED,
1992 M.Ed. - Education Administration,

2003 Ed.D. - Leadership Administration

The University of Texas at El Paso (Retired)


David Bird

Dr. Venkateswara Kolli

1974 B.S., 1980 MD, 2017 MBA

Veterans Affairs Hospitals of El Paso
Staff Physician

Bernardino Olague

John Mack

2007 BBA - Finance

Prudential Financial, Inc.
Sr. Director, Global Technology

David Bird

Brandy L. Peterson Maddox

2003 BS - Health Sciences

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Health Scientist/Evaluation Specialist

Anthony Martinez

2009 B.A. - Multidisciplinary Studies
2011 MBA

Franchisee Owner


David Bird

Elizabeth Reyes 

1993 BSCE - Civil Engineering 

City of El Paso - CID 
Engineering Division Manager

Florida Simon Dotson

1980 BSEE - Electrical Engineering

Champions Real Estate Group
Broker Associate

Houston, TX


David Bird

Monica Thomas

2009 BA - Organizational & Corporate Communication

Munoz Trucking, Inc.
Associate Director of Business Development

David Bird

Daniel R. Valdez

2013 MBA - Business Administration

Ysleta Independent School District
Business Cooperative Education Coordinator, CTE Department Chair



David Bird

Maria Zampini

1987 BBA - Management,

1990 MBA

University Medical Center
Chief Operating Officer




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