Community Engagement and Partnerships

Our Goal

Through its community engagement and outreach efforts, the College of Liberal Arts strives to strengthen community partnerships by establishing relationships and facilitating interactions to make valuable contributions to the community in teaching, research and service.

Faculty and professional staff from the College of Liberal Arts apply their time and talent to addressing the needs and objectives of the community-at-large. They have collaborated with local organizations on research, presentations, seminars, training and workshops as requested on varying topics as well as other special events.

Dr. Gina Nuñez-Mchiri introduces inaugural class
Dr. Gina Nuñez-Mchiri introduces the inaugural class of the Leadership, Education, and Advocacy (L.E.A.D.) Initiative on March 8, 2017. The Women's and Gender Studies Program is partnering with Wise Latina International on the L.E.A.D. Initiative.


Training Topics

The College of Liberal Arts seeks to promote and increase accessibility to faculty expertise. Faculty and staff can provide specialized training and assistance to fulfill the professional development, capacity building and organizational goals of not-for-profit, business, government, public entities and other constituencies. Workshops and training can be designed and customized to meet the requirements of the organization.

Dr. Yolanda Chávez Leyva presents “Seeking Educational Equality: Mexican-American Students in El Paso, TX”

Dr. Yolanda Chávez Leyva presents “Seeking Educational Equality: Mexican-American Students in El Paso, TX” on February 4, 2017 at Bowie High School..



The College of Liberal Arts can also assist organizations in finding speakers for meetings or events from any of the College’s academic departments and programs.




African American Studies


Asian Studies

Creative Writing

Center for Inter-American and Border Studies

Criminal Justice

Chicano Studies




Inter-American Jewish Studies

Languages and Linguistics

Leadership Studies


Aerospace Studies


Military Studies

Political Science

Multidisciplinary Studies


National Security Studies Institute

Sociology and Anthropology

North American Studies Program

Theatre & Dance

Oral History 


Public Administration


Religious Studies


Women's Studies


If you would like more information on how your organization can partner with our team of scholars and experts at the UTEP College of Liberal Arts, please contact:

Cynthia P. Marentes
Director of Community Engagement
(915) 747-6790