Luis Franco receives 2015 TACHE Distinguished University Staff award

Luis Franco, director of the Hispanic Outreach program, has been awarded the 2015 Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) Distinguished University Staff award. The award will be presented at the 40th annual TACHE Conference in El Paso, Texas on February 11-14. Franco will be making history by being the first ever recipient of this award.

“When given the opportunity to nominate Franco for this award I did not hesitate,” said Dina Sosa, dean of enrollment management and retention. “He is very deserving of this award and with this recognition the university is represented well.”

This award recognizes superior levels of professionalism and accomplishment in the areas of initiative, productivity, critical thinking, effectiveness and customer service skills. Winners of this award also receive $1,000 and an opportunity to submit a conference proposal for the next TACHE conference in 2016.

“Luis Franco is a valued administrative member of the Enrollment Management and Retention/ Student Access and Success division. For the last ten years, he has served with a high character of integrity, a terrific work ethic, and commitment to assist students with the heart of a servant leader,” said Sosa.

TACHE was founded in 1974. It is a professional association that strives to improve the educational and employment opportunities for Hispanics in higher education. To learn more visit TACHE.