Fierro named El Paso Hispano Triunfador

October 2, 2018


Art Fierro, Chair of El Paso Community College’s (EPCC) Board of Trustees, will be honored during the 2018 McDonald’s Hispanos Triunfadores Award Ceremony and Luncheon. 


The award recognizes individuals who serve as outstanding role models and are an inspiration to area youth in the fields of: Government, Arts & Entertainment, Business, Lifetime Achievement Business, Science, Community Service and Education. 




Art Fierro, Chair of EPCC Board of Trustees,will be recognized at ASC, Oct. 8.



Art Fierro, the Education honoree, was nominated for his impact on higher education and on our community.

Fierro was elected to the EPCC Board of Trustees in 2006 and has served as Chair since 2012.


“ Art Fierro has been instrumental to advancing higher education in our region through his leadership and board service at EPCC,” Belen Robles, member, EPCC Board of Trustees said. 


“His leadership has united our board and helped EPCC focus on student success.”As Board Chair Fierro has shared outward vision and strategic leadership. 


Under his leadership, EPCC has received numerous national accolades.The college ranked as one of the Top 10 Community Colleges by the Nation by the Aspen Institute (2015) and is also the #1 Community College for Associate Degrees granted to Hispanic Students. 


Fierro has been instrumental in master and strategic planning which has resulted in $115 in construction and campus improvements district-wide. 


He is an active member of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) where he currently serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. 


He is an active member of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO).During his time there, he has contributed to increasing the effectiveness of education policymakers in order to advance Latinos and all students.


“EPCC Board Chair Art Fierro has shared outward vision and strategic leadership that has advanced our college and higher education locally and nationally,” EPCC President Dr. William Serrata said.  “He is a true example of what it means to be a Hispano Triunfador.”


Fierro along with other recipients will be recognized on October 8, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the EPCC Administrative Services Center Auditorium, 9050 Viscount Blvd., Building A. 

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