Executive Branch

Sergio Baltazar


SERGIO BALTAZAR is a sophomore majoring in Operations Chain Supply Management from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. President Baltazar held the position of President for the student organization Vision Mexico and is also a brother of the International Professional Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi. President Baltazar previously served as the student representative for the high school system at The University of Guadalajara. As President, Baltazar wants to accomplish the following objectives:

  1. To advertise and promote Student Government Association services to all UTEP students.
  2. To encourage and help students use the different resources offered by the university.
  3. To provide students the necessary tools to excel at any job, internship, and research project that will raise the standard of their achievements and improve their overall campus quality experience.
  4. To create a stronger bond between the Student Government Association and the students that we serve.

Mariana Prieto

Vice President of Internal Affairs

MARIANA PRIETO is a senior majoring in Organizational and Corporate Communication with a minor in Legal Reasoning. She currently works for the all-girl school, Loretto Academy, as an advancement assistant, where she helps raise money for campus renovations and promote tuition assistance for students. Mariana has been actively involved on campus since her freshman year. She is a brother of the service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, where she served as the 2015 treasurer, the current VP Internal for The University of Texas at El Paso College Republicans, a youth leader of the Opus Dei in El Paso, and a member of the St. Matthew’s Choir. As Vice President of Internal Affairs, Mariana wants to serve the senators and students and make sure that all goals set by the Senators are accomplished and carried out throughout the year. She wants to bring together all the senators to work on projects that will truly change the overall student experience at The University of Texas at El Paso.

Justin L. Cruz

Vice President of External Affairs

JUSTIN CRUZ is a senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology. Justin is from the Houston area and has since been involved not only on campus, but in the community as well. He is a member of the Baptist Student Ministry, Intervarsity, National Society of Leadership and Success, and Residence Hall Association. He has previously served as a Senator-At-Large of the Student Government Association where he was elected as the Senate Majority Leader of the legislative branch. He is the current president of UTEP’s College Republicans, where he works with the city’s conservative organizations, participates in Naturalization Ceremonies, works as an alternate judge at voting stations, and is the liaison between the Republican Party of El Paso, and the College Republicans. Justin realizes that UTEP is unlike any other university. As Vice President of External Affairs, he will communicate UTEP’s uniqueness to the city, the state, and other UT system schools.

Daniel Gloria

Executive Assistant

DANIEL GLORIA is currently pursuing his Masters in Educational Leadership: Higher Education Administration. As an undergrad he received his B.A in Organizational Corporate Communication and plans to graduate with his Masters in May 2017. He has also worked with the El Paso Collaborative in which he recorded serving four years of service; engaging with the outreach programs in the community and interned with Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School students. He was also involved with the Student Alumni Association, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and also had the honor of serving in the Student Government Association as a Senator-At-Large, Traffic Court Justice, as well as Executive Assistant for the 2013-2014 administration. After helping campaign for current SGA President Sergio Baltazar, he reprised his role for the second time as an Executive Assistant. Daniel will assist President Sergio Baltazar with any of his daily duties and provide the voice of experience to all three branches of the government. As more current and past students begin to voice their concerns, Daniel wants to focus more on updating students with all SGA initiatives and projects, while also promoting miner pride and student engagement.