25 years of Natalicio
Emperor has no clothes

Houston, TX

#1 Feb 17, 2013
One of Dr Natalicio's accomplishments that has been overlooked is that, throughout her 25 years as President, the 4 year, 5 year, and 6 year graduation rates are so dismal that they are never reported. These graduation rates have hovered around 4%, 13% and 30% for 25 years. Unbelievable. This dismal record of performance would have been enough to have her kicked out of any other institution. Only in El Paso.

But Natalicio has been pushing hard to have only the 6 year or higher graduation rates reported. She does not want to show that the emperor is not wearing any clothes by reporting the dismal 4 year graduation rates of 4% or even the 5 year graduation rates of 13%.

The excuse is that most of the students have to work. It is true that many UTEP students have to work to support themselves and their families, but what happens to the millions and millions of dollars that UTEP receives annually with the purpose of alleviating this problem? Besides, UTEP cannot claim exclusivity to this. UT PanAmerican and other border institutions have similar demographic profiles, but they have much higher graduation rates. The difference is the leadership at the top.

So let's talk accomplishments. WORST graduation rates in the state consistently for the past TWENTY FIVE YEARS! Way to go Natalicio. Cheers for another 25 of the same!!!
JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#2 Feb 17, 2013
I am supporting the removal of Natalico as she has served all these years and done little for the graduation rate and yearly raises tuition for the people attending. 25 years and counting. Kick her out. She is 73 years old and can comfortably retire and travel the world (may she get on a Carnival Horror cruise) to see new sights.

We are a University of students who commute back and forth and there are not enough at the University that can say there are Dorm rats from out of state. I really wonder what our commuter student population is? 85 percent? 80 percent? could not be less than that. I also wonder how many of those commuter students have outside jobs to pay their way through school?

Toss the old biddy out on her non descript butt.
Larry Driscoll

El Paso, TX

#3 Feb 17, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
I am supporting the removal of Natalico as she has served all these years and done little for the graduation rate and yearly raises tuition for the people attending. 25 years and counting. Kick her out. She is 73 years old and can comfortably retire and travel the world (may she get on a Carnival Horror cruise) to see new sights.
We are a University of students who commute back and forth and there are not enough at the University that can say there are Dorm rats from out of state. I really wonder what our commuter student population is? 85 percent? 80 percent? could not be less than that. I also wonder how many of those commuter students have outside jobs to pay their way through school?
Toss the old biddy out on her non descript butt.
I was recently thinking of re-enrolling in college myself. I had been working towards my PhD but I had to drop out after my freshman year because of severe hardship. My girlfriend was knocked up and I was short on funds to help her out so I had to get a job. Now that I have grown up and learned from my youthful indiscretions, I'd like to continue my education so that I can get my dreams back on track. I sought the counsel of my elders and they said that UTEP was a fine school which had produced many scholars and captains of industry. Now that I've read your post, I'm quite confused about whether or not I should attend.

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