University Library to Honor Former UTEP President

Originally published October 3, 2016

What: Donor recognition reception for Jo and Haskell Monroe Jr.

When: Friday, Oct. 7, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Where: University Library, Special Collections Research Center, 6th floor

The University of Texas at El Paso’s University Library will hold a reception in honor of former UTEP President Haskell Monroe Jr. and his wife, Jo Monroe, in recognition of their gift of $250,000 to the Library’s Special Collections Department.

During the reception, the Research Room in Special Collections will officially change its name to the Jo and Haskell Monroe Jr. Special Collections Research Center.

“Generous gifts to UTEP are always greatly appreciated, and especially so when they come from members of the UTEP family committed to the transformative work that we are doing,” UTEP President Diana Natalicio said.

“We are deeply grateful to Haskell and Jo Monroe for their continued interest in and support of UTEP and the students we serve.”

Monroe Jr. is an educator and administrator who served as UTEP President from July 14, 1980, to June 30, 1987. During his tenure, he helped increase private financial support enabling the construction of the University Library and established the Junior Scholars Program that offered students the chance to take University courses for credit while still attending high school.

In 2013, the Monroe’s established the Jo and Haskell Monroe Jr. Library Special Collections Endowment, which provides a permanent source of support to ensure that critical research is possible through the use of the archives of the University Library.

The reception is open to the public and media is invited to attend. Parking is available in parking lot S-3 on Sun Bowl Drive across from Kelly Hall.