COBA Names Vanessa Leon Director of Corporate Partnerships
Vanessa G. Leon has been named Director of Corporate Partnerships and Alumni Relations for the College of Business Administration (COBA) at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).
Leon is responsible for cultivating strong relationships with COBA’s corporate partners and building an engaged network of business alumni.
“Education, ultimately, is the tide that lifts an entire community – in every aspect imaginable,” Leon said. “Contributing to the college’s continued successes through strong partnerships and community engagement all builds towards UTEP’s goal of providing access to higher education for residents of the region and beyond.”
Leon comes to the University from United Way of El Paso County, where she served as the nonprofit’s development director. Prior to that position, she helped lead the fundraising efforts for El Paso Children’s Hospital with the University Medical Center Foundation. She received a B.A. in Organizational and Corporate Communication with a minor in Creative Writing from UTEP.
She currently serves as Board Secretary for the Women’s Fund of El Paso and sits on the Museums and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board.
The College of Business Administration actively partners with global industry leaders – including ADP, Lockheed Martin, and Prudential Financial – to offer corporate academies that integrate specialized courses, industry-specific technologies, and co-curricular activities for enrolled students.
Participants of these academies are uniquely prepared for challenging careers in a number of high-demand business fields.