Welcome reception for new dean of UTEP College of Health Sciences

August 22, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently hosted a reception to welcome Dr. William Robertson, new Dean of the UTEP College of Health Sciences with leaders from the nonprofit, public health, and healthcare sectors.

The UTEP College of Health Sciences serves more than 2,200 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students, and offers a range of nationally accredited professional programs including public health, physical and occupational therapy, clinical laboratory science, rehabilitation sciences and social work. Serving the second largest metropolitan area along the U.S.-Mexico border, the college’s students regularly work alongside faculty and community partners on projects that address issues, such as health disparities, relevant to the residents of the Paso del Norte region. “We are excited to introduce Dr. Robertson to health leaders in the community as we work together to bring systemic change to our region’s health,” said Tracy J. Yellen, CEO, Paso del Norte Health Foundation and Paso del Norte Community Foundation.

Dr. Robertson has served in administrative roles including Interim Dean and Associate Dean of the College of Education, Associate Provost, co-Chair of the Teacher Education Department and Director of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Division. And, has received several prestigious awards including the UT Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award, as a Fulbright Scholar in Santiago, Chile, and the President’s Meritorious Service Award. Before coming to UTEP, Dr. Robertson was an employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and was a middle school and high school teacher as well. He is a long-time participant and performer in skateboarding with over 40 years in the sport. Dr. Robertson has developed Dr. Skateboard’s Action Science (, which addresses physical science concepts for middle school students utilizing skateboarding and bicycle motocross (BMX).

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PDNHF Priority Area: Health Leadership

To support leadership development for executives, boards of directors, and nonprofit organizations. Leverage resources through partnerships, invest in strategic initiatives and catalytic projects, and respond to immediate needs for the benefit of the region’s health.

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