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UTEP Receives Grant Extension from Criminal Justice Division for Campus Advocacy and Education

Last Updated on November 28, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Originally published November 28, 2018

By UC Staff

UTEP Communications

The University of Texas at El Paso has received a two-year grant extension in the amount of $931,769 from the Texas Office of the Governor to continue supporting and serving UTEP students who are crime victims.

This project will ensure student victims of crime continue to receive information, services and support needed to assist with their recovery by empowering them to succeed in their goals and graduate. In addition, it will enhance educational programs for the campus community.

The grant’s co-principal Investigators are Arely Hernandez, director of campus advocacy, resources and education (CARE) and Charlie Gibbens, Ed.D., assistant vice president for student support.

“We are excited to continue the work Chief Clifton Walsh and Sandy Vazquez began in 2017 and to support the Division of Student Affairs’ student support work and efforts through education, advocacy and services to our students,” Hernandez said. 

For more information, visit the CARE webpage at