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YOUR GIFTS AT WORK The university of texas at el paso | ANNUAL ENGAGEMENT REPORT 2019-2020

It’s been nearly eight months since I joined the team at The University of Texas at El Paso. I officially started in my role for the University in May, well into the “new norm” that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. As strange as it is to begin a new position in a virtual environment, UTEP’s response to this new norm – particularly that of our students - has only strengthened my excitement about the countless great things happening at this campus, along with my eagerness to see life return in full to our beautiful Bhutan on the Border.

If there is one population that has not been deterred by the pandemic, it is our UTEP community. Faculty and staff have transitioned their course delivery quickly and effectively to ensure students have the tools they need to persist. Students, while they prefer to learn in person and together, have jumped right in, eager to keep working toward their degrees. And you, our donors, have been diligent in keeping their hopes and dreams alive.

Within the virtual pages of this year’s Annual Engagement Report are some of the highlights and accomplishments made possible through the generosity of UTEP’s alumni and friends. And, while this year, as we all know, will go down in history as one of the most unusual in recent memory, it will also serve as a proud reminder of the strengths of this remarkable UTEP community.

UTEP’s President, Dr. Heather Wilson, often refers to a quote from iconic English professor, C.L. Sonnichsen, regarding his tenure at the College of Mines in the 1930s: “No school was ever worked for or prayed for with greater dedication.”

Without question, the same is true today.

Jake Logan, Vice President, Institutional Advancement

University Highlights

UTEP Tops $100 Million in Research

UTEP President Heather Wilson announced Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, that the University is reporting $108 million in research expenditures for fiscal year 2019 to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its Survey of Research and Development Expenditures at Universities and Colleges.

UTEP Among Best Universities for Social Mobility

The University of Texas at El Paso is one of the best institutions in the country for helping students realize the American Dream, according to MarketWatch, a U.S. financial news website.

Importance of Giving

Despite diminishing public support, UTEP has worked hard to keep a tight rein on tuition and fee increases, respecting the financial challenges facing our student population. Our private partners further contributed to our progress in 2019-2020 with more than $10 million in support for endowments, scholarships and a variety of campus initiatives.

The Impact of Giving

Enrollment by Semester

Enrollment Facts and Figures Fall 2020

Undergraduate Enrollment by Department

Degrees Awarded by Semester

UTEP's Impact on the Community

UTEP Responds