EPCC has welcomed a new Board of Trustees member. Ms. Christina R. Sanchez was sworn in Jan. 2019 as part of a regular board meeting.
Ms. Sanchez has filled the vacancy for the District 4 seat after Ms. Selena N. Solis was elected for El Paso’s 243rd District Judge, “EPCC serves a vital role investing in homegrown talent providing them with a quality education and top-notch faculty,” Ms. Sanchez said.
“As a member of the Board of Trustees, I will work to see that the taxpayers’ dollars are spent wisely and efficiently.”
Ms. Christina Sanchez was the first generation in her family to attend college.
Sanchez believes in the mission of EPCC and is committed to ensuring that the college’s success is continued through responsible governance and more educational opportunities for students in the El Paso region.
“The return that the El Paso Community receives on its investment in the College is reflected in the skilled workforce that strengthens the economy of our region.
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Christina R. Sanchez was sworn in in Jan. 2019
The college, its students, faculty, staff, and the community deserve strong, dedicated, and ethical leaders who will ensure their success for the next 50 year.” Sanchez said. Sanchez received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from the George Washington University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Texas Tech University.
While being a student, she interned with Congressman Silvestre Reyes, Sanchez also worked for the National Association Of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials as the assistant to the executive director and then as a manager of grants, research, and development.
Sanchez wants to ensure that any student that comes to college is provided with opportunities to succeed no matter where they come from or what circumstance they are in. “With 46% of the student body being first-generation college students and 53% of the students receiving need-based financial aid, I will work to ensure that every student has seamless access to resources available to help facilitate the pursuit of their educational goals.”
Being an experienced attorney who specialized in governmental law, Sanchez understands the importance of good governance in continuing the mission of an organization and what it means to the community that the people get a good quality education.
“My experience advising and providing counsel in matters such as purchasing, contracts, open governance, and economic development demonstrates my ability to provide a critical eye to ensure the efficient use of tax dollars.”
EPCC has had 37 percent of their graduates move up two or more incomes brackets that have made it 5th out of all two-year colleges in a recent study on the economic mobility index and Sanchez wants to make sure this study stays this way.
“A key component to attracting business is having a skilled workforce, and it’s crucial that the college continues to develop work-ready and highly skilled employees. I will push for these opportunities for our students.”