The Hoover House
Built in 1917, the Hoover House – the stately residence on Cincinnati Avenue in historic Kern Place – is steeped in UTEP history and legend.
Named for the family that donated it to the University, the mansion has been home to five UTEP presidents, including the current resident, Diana Natalicio, who is the longest-serving president in UTEP’s history.
Playing a dual role for UTEP, as both a residence and a center for hospitality, the Hoover House has hosted many prominent visitors, including former Governor Ann Richards, Senator Lamar Alexander and former First Lady Laura Bush. It also serves as the setting for many celebratory and ceremonial UTEP events, from the annual Student Government Association swearing-in ceremony, to receptions recognizing faculty and staff achievements.
In 2014, Hoover House doors were opened to community groups for special events as part of the University’s Centennial celebration.
The Hoover House is not only a historic property but a place where University history is made. Each year, we welcome UTEP students, alumni, faculty, staff, friends and supporters to a variety of University events held in this beautiful residence. For me, it is an honor and privilege to live in UTEP’s official home, and a great pleasure to open its doors to share so many of the University’s happiest occasions with our UTEP family and friends, community members and visitors from across the world.