UTEP Alumni Association Announces New President, Board Members
Last Updated on October 01, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Originally published October 01, 2019
By UC Staff
Laura E. Biggs, a retired civil employee of the Department of Defense, began her term as president of the UTEP Alumni Association on Sept. 1, replacing outgoing president Bonny Schulenburg.
Biggs is a 1996 graduate of UTEP. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration. She was first named to the UTEP Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2011. Since then, she has held many positions on the board, to include vice president for chapters and networks, treasurer and chair of the 2019 Top Ten Seniors Selection Committee.
In her role as president, Biggs has vowed to work with UTEP’s new President, Heather Wilson, to engage UTEP’s alumni base around the world.
“The Alumni Association will continue to support and align its goals with those of the mission and vision of the University,” Biggs said. “We plan to collaborate with Dr. Wilson to further define the role of the association. Alumni engagement will continue to be a high priority as it paves the way to stronger connections and embraces the shared passion for UTEP and our community.”
Other members of the 2019-20 UTEP Alumni Association Executive Committee are:
· President-Elect – Martha Isabel Aguayo, Keller Williams Realty and El Paso Apartments Magazine
· Treasurer – Bernardino Olague, LOI Engineering
· Vice President for Ways and Means – John Mack, Prudential
· Vice President for Student Engagement – Manuel Castruita, El Paso Independent School District
· Vice President of Alumni Engagement – Sandra Martinez-Perez, Wells Fargo
· Vice President of Membership – Fred Lopez, Creosote Collaborative
· Secretary – Monica Thomas, Top Golf
· Immediate Past-President – Bonny Schulenburg, Ysleta Independent School District
At-large board members for the 2019-20 year are: Helen Castillo, retired; Sergio M. Estrada, Kemp Smith Law Firm; A. Robert Fischer, Jackson Lewis PC (Austin); Rudy Gutierrez Jr., El Paso Times; Pilar Herrera, retired; James Jones, CHEP USA (San Antonio); Paulina Lopez, U.S. Census Bureau; Brandy L. Peterson Maddox, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta); Anthony Martinez, Chick-fil-A; Rebecca Ramos Birch, IBM (retired; Bothell, Washington); Elizabeth Reyes, City of El Paso; Florida Simon Dotson, Champions Real Estate Group (Pearland, Texas); Phillip Stricker, Strickler & Prieto, LLP; and Maria Zampini, University Medical Center.