Andres Rodriguez | Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
WASHINGTON – Twenty years ago, Junius Gonzales was working for the National Institutes of Health when a colleague asked him if he’d heard about the University of Texas at El Paso. He said no, and his colleague told him to keep an eye on the university.
Institute for Higher Education President Michelle Asha Cooper presents the Institutional Champions of Access and Success Award to UTEP Provost Junius Gonzales on Tuesday. Four institutions were honored with the inaugural award. (Photo courtesy of Kea Taylor/ Imagine Photography)
Gonzales joined UTEP as provost in 2011 after serving as dean of the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences at the University of South Florida.
In the last 20 years, UTEP has grown through partnerships with local education institutions and by continuing to provide access to low-income students, Gonzales said.