Executive Director, Center for Arts Entrepreneurship
Felipa Solis has more than 30 years of broadcast experience, having worked at KTSM TV News channel Nine, the NBC affiliate in El Paso, Texas.
Felipa’s love of the community and passion for the arts lead her to the position of Executive Director of El Paso Pro-Musica. Felipa has worked for 10 years alongside Grammy Award winning cellist and Artistic Director Zuill Bailey. El Paso Pro-Musica allows her to work with some of the most amazing musical artists in the world including violinist Itzhak Perlman, which further commits to her passion for education and guiding educational programs for El Paso Pro-Musica. She is proud of the now 5-year affiliation with the UTEP Department of Music in the development of the UTEP Center for Arts Entrepreneurship, coaching students at the University level, interested in careers in the arts in the 21st century. Felipa Solis has more than 30 years of broadcast experience, having worked at KTSM TV News channel Nine, the NBC affiliate in El Paso, Texas.
Felipa is a 1983 graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, and recipient of the UTEP Gold Nugget Award in Liberal Arts. She has been named the Humanitarian of the Year by the League of United Latin American Citizens, YWCA Reach Award Winner, and was honored by the Texas Senate and Senator Jose Rodriguez for her commitment to the Community. She was also named Media Person of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers, the Minority Small Business Media Person of the Year by the Small Business Administration, and the Ruben Salazar Journalism Award by La Mujer Obrera. She was named as a “Woman of Impact,” by El Paso Inc in 2020.
Felipa is exceptionally proud of her son, Gabriel, a graduate Magna Cum Laude of Loyola University in Chicago. He obtained his Masters Degree in History from the University of Texas at El Paso. He is presently a fellowship recipient in the Doctoral Program in History at Columbia University in New York.
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