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.

Consuelo Gonzales

Executive Assistant

CONSUELO GONZALES is a junior majoring in Vocal Performance. She is a concurrent student at both El Paso Community College and UTEP, and this is her first year at UTEP. Consuelo has been active on campus since she transferred becoming a member of the French Club, Miners Improv League, the UTEP Speech and Debate Team, and the Sigma Alpha Iota interest group. Outside of UTEP, she is also a member of the EPCC SGA, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for two-year colleges, Texas Junior College Student Government Association, and the EPCC Student Music Society. Consuelo is a member of the El Paso Chorale and a member of the improv group the Jester’s League of America. As Executive Assistant, she will assist President Baltazar with his any of his daily duties. Consuelo wants the students to know that UTEP SGA is there for them and that they can voice their concerns at any time. She also wants to focus on miner pride, student success, and student engagement within the University of Texas at El Paso.