Diana Natalicio Death – Obituary News: UTEP President Emerita who led the University from 1988 to 2019 has died .

By | September 25, 2021

Diana Natalicio Death – Obituary News: UTEP President Emerita who led the University from 1988 to 2019 has died .

We are sad to report that UTEP President Emerita Diana Natalicio, who led the University from 1988 to 2019 has passed away, according to the following statements posted on social media on September 24. 2021.

UTEP – The University of Texas at El Paso wrote .

UTEP President Emerita Diana Natalicio, who led the University from 1988 to 2019, has died. The UTEP community mourns the loss of an inspirational leader whose legacy of access and excellence lives on. Read about her life and share your memories: www.utep.edu/natalicio

Source: Facebook

Who is Diana Natalicio ?

American professor Diana Natalicio was an American academic administrator who served as president of the University of Texas at El Paso from 1988 to 2019. After growing up in St. Louis, Natalicio studied Spanish as an undergraduate, completed a master’s degree in Portuguese and earned a doctorate in linguistics.
She was born August 25, 1939 in St. Louis, MO, and died September 24, 2021.

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Condolences – Comments and Reactions.

Darcy Walsh Hardy wrote
I had the absolute pleasure of working with Diana for several years. She was always such a great leader and mentor. I’m very sad to hear this news. Rest well, Diana.

Angela Word wrote
God bless this wonderful visionary. UTEP and the Greater El Paso area are forever better because of her.

Marisa Marquez wrote
No one comes close to how this woman changed El Paso. May she rest in power.

Aldo Torresdey wrote
Thanks you Dr. Natalicio!! She was a visionary person and someone who transformed the university, amazing leader and inspirational person. Miners will never forget you dr. Natalicio Rest In Peace. My condolences to her family.

Michelle Lujan Cereceres wrote
Such an inspirational leader. She was always so kind and and genuine. Such a huge loss for the UTEP community. My deepest and sincerest condolences to her family and the UTEP community.

Dov E Kupfer Aifd wrote
Sad day! She was Dean of College of Liberal Arts when I first met her. We shared many years as friends through my time at UTEP and the Alumni Association. I will remember her fondly.

Angie Sifuentes wrote
May you rest in peace Dr. Natalicio. Your legacy will live on within UTEP, the El Paso Community and the many whom received a college education/degree(s), like myself, but wouldn’t have accomplished it if it wasn’t for your vision! .

Julie Hartness wrote
I was honored to work at UTEP for 4 years while she was president. She was an incredible leader. Praying for peace for her family.

Alejandro Garcia wroteShe really transformed the university. She definitely left her mark. My condolences to the family.Bianca Meneses wroteMy deepest condolences to her family and beloved ones. She was an outstanding woman. May she rest in peace.Matt Flores wrote
An amazing leader. So sad for her loss but grateful for her extraordinary contributions to higher education. UTEP was most fortunate to have her. RIP, President Natalicio.

Debbie Muro wrote
Dr Natalicio, thank you for all that you did for the university and city. I remember hugging you as I walked across the stage. I told you I was a first generation graduate. You smiled, congratulated me, and hugged me again. It was a brief interaction but, momentous in my heart. Rest In Peace and know that your legacy lives on in the graduates you encouraged.

Leticia Valles wrote
Very saddened by this news. She was such a positive influence and brought The University to the level of recognition and status it holds today. She will be deeply missed and remembered always. Deepesest condolences to her family and friends. RIP Dr. Natalicio.



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