Leadership Expands in El Paso

Leadership Expands in El Paso

As the regional campus continues to grow, Jose Manuel de la Rosa, M.D., and Josefina Lujan, Ph.D., R.N., will take on additional roles.

Written by Lisa Ruley

President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., has appointed Jose Manuel de la Rosa, M.D., founding dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine as vice president of health affairs at the El Paso campus.

Mitchell has also appointed Josefina Lujan, Ph.D., R.N., dean of the School of Nursing at El Paso, as interim dean for the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing.

“I am proud to announce the appointment of two deserving individuals who have played a major role in the development of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso,” Mitchell said.

Jose Manuel de la Rosa

Jose Manuel de la Rosa, M.D.

De la Rosa will continue to serve as the founding dean for the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the regional dean for the El Paso campus. As vice president of health affairs, de la Rosa will provide leadership for the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing. He will also have authority to oversee new schools and any future initiatives or developments of the campus.

As vice president, he will also have principal responsibility for external affairs including hospital relations and serve as a key member of Mitchell’s leadership team.

Josefina Lujan

Josefina Lujan, Ph.D., R.N.

The Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing was recently granted approval by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to admit students effective Sept. 1. The next step for the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing is to begin work toward achieving voluntary professional accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Lujan will begin preparations to seat a class of 40 students in September and work to hire faculty and complete her administrative staff, all while preparing for the school’s accreditation visits in 2012.


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3 comments on “Leadership Expands in El Paso

  1. Jacob Carnagey on said:

    I am wondering when will the El Paso Campus will have the Spring Commencement Ceremonies for Medical and Nursing . I want to know so i could be able to watch it online like UTEP.

  2. Crystal Ramos on said:

    I had a quick question. With the dire need for health care providers in El Paso. Is there any talk of creating a Physician Assistant program in El Paso. Many physicians have noted how great of an impact having a PA on the healthcare team can be. If we are to truly help the community we should be focusing on expanding every health professional program that we can to create great healthcare teams for the community.

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