The Controversial Selection of Dr. Heather Wilson a UTEP President

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Note: Dr. Heather Wilson assumed the UTEP presidency on August 15, 2019. Her appointment to that position by the U.T. Regents generated overwhelming opposition in El Paso from students, faculty, and community residents, including over 10,000 signatures rejecting her selection on the Facebook petition "UTEP Deserves Better," which focused attention on Dr. Wilson's anti-LGBTQ voting record while she served in the U.S. Congress. Other problems with her resume included weak academic credentials, anemic support for civil rights and minority education issues, and lack of personal and professional experience running a large, Hispanic-serving institution. New questions: What does it mean for UTEP that she has an A rating from the NRA? What was her role as Secretary of the Air Force in the channeling of U.S. taxpayer money to Pres. Trump during the many stay-overs by Air Force crews in a Trump resort in Scotland? Read more-you will be taken to a Facebook page where you’ll have access to the entire article.