During the El Paso City Council’s weekly meeting Jan. 14, El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser and the city council issued a proclamation recognizing The University of Texas El Paso’s 100th anniversary.
After the mayor’s proclamation, the room filled with applause and a standing ovation from city council. The proclamation declared 2014 as “The University of Texas at El Paso’s Centennial Year,” and highlighted the University’s achievements and contributions to the region’s history, economy and citizenry.
When UTEP opened in 1914 it was known as the Texas School of Mines and had only 27 mining students. Now more than 23,000 UTEP students attend a campus that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in seven colleges. Among its 110,000 alumni are accomplished leaders in the fields of science, engineering, health, politics, business, law, entertainment, arts and education.