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

2021-2022 UTEP Alumni Association Board Members

Bernardino OlaguePresident

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

LOI Engineers
Vice President

President-ElectToni Camacho

Manuel Castruita
1988 BSED - Secondary Education,

1992 M.Ed. - Guidance & Counseling

Radford School
Assistant Director


Immediate Past PresidMartha Aguayoent

Martha Isabel Aguayo
1994 B.A. - Journalism

Home Pros Real Estate Group
Sales and Marketing Specialist


Fred Lopez
2011 MA - Public Administration

Quantum Consultants / Realty Connect
Vice President

Bernardino Olague


Arturo Barrio
2002 BBA - Economics & CIS

The University of
Texas at El Paso
Assistant Vice President International Relations

David Bird

Vice President for Alumni Engagement

Dr. James Jones
1982 BBA - Business Management 

Operations Representative

San Antonio, TX


Vice President for Membership

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

Kemp Smith Law Firm
Associate Attorney

David BirdVice President for Student Engagement

Rebecca Ramos Birch
1975 BBA - Management

IBM Corporation (Retired)

Bothell, WA


Vice President for Ways and Means

Anthony Martinez

2009 B.A. - Multidisciplinary Studies
2011 MBA

Franchisee Owner


Maribel VillalvaEx Officio Member

Maribel Villalva
1997 BA - Journalism
2017 MBA

The University of Texas at El Paso
Assistant Vice President for Alumni and Donor Engagement



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

2021 – Master’s in Public Administration

The University of
Texas at El Paso
Department Leadership Studies
Program Advisor


Bernardino Olague

Zita Arocha

2012 MFA - Creative Writing

The University of
Texas at El Paso
Professor Emeritus

Bernardino Olague

Jose "Pepe" A. De Alba

1993 B.S. - Civil Engineering

Texas Gas Service
Operations Manager


Bernardino Olague

Michelle Esparza

2016 BBA - Economics

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


Bernardino Olague

Dr. Pablo Estrada

2006 B.S. - Microbiology
2015 DPT

EP Rehab Specialty Group
CEO - Endurance Specialist

Bernardino Olague

George K. Farah

1999 BBA - Marketing

Farah Law Group, PLLC
Managing Attorney

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 OlagueMaggie Morales-Moody

1985 B.A. - French
1986 B.S. - Elementary Education
1994 M.Ed.- Educational Administration

GiGi's Playhouse El Paso
Executive Director

David Bird

Brandy L. Peterson Maddox

2003 B.S. - Health Sciences

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Health Scientist/Evaluation Specialist

David Bird

Elizabeth Reyes 

1993 BSCE - Civil Engineering 

City of El Paso - CID 
Engineering Division Manager



David Bird

Paul J.Sanchez

2016 B.S. - Civil Engineering
2019 M.S. - Civil Engineering

Westwood Professional Services
Graduate Engineer II

Henderson, NV

Florida Simon Dotson

1980 BSEE - Electrical Engineering

Champions Real Estate Group
Broker Associate

Houston, TX


David BirdDaniel 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