Is Diana Natalicio married? She was married and “Natalicio” is the surname of her ex-husband. She was actually born as Diana Siedhoff. Let’s explore in detail about Diana’s biography below:
Who is Diana Natalicio?
Diana Natalicio is an American academic administrator born on August 25, 1939, which makes her age be 81 years old as of 2020. She is known for contributing as the president of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). The biggest achievement in her life came in 2016 when her name was listed to Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people.
Early Life and Education
Born as Diana Siedhoff, she is the daughter of Bill and Jo Siedhoff. Her place of birth is in St. Louis. Talking about her parents’ profession, her father used to run a small retail business whereas Diana’s mother was a homemaker. She joined a local high school where she studied Spanish and later attended Saint Louis University (SLU). While being enrolled at the University, she realized that her high school preparation was below average. She was weak in literature and math. She received an undergraduate degree from the Saint Louis University. Diana went to the University of Texas at Austin from where Diana achieved her Master’s degree in Portuguese. Her academic achievement also includes a doctorate in linguistics.
Career and Professional Life
Diana started working at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 1971 as an assistant professor. Later, she was handed the responsibility to contribute as the modern languages department chair. She became the dean of the liberal arts college and also served to remain in the post of vice president of academic affairs.
After 17 years of joining UTEP, Diana became its president in 1988. She became the school’s first female president which was the greatest day of her life at that time. She is the record holder of serving as the president at a U.S. major public research university for such a long time. Despite huge improvement and positive changes during her tenure in the University, Diana was criticized for low graduation rates. According to her, graduation rates don’t play the main role while measuring one’s success at the University.
She won the election for president of the Board of Directors (BOD) for the American Council on Education in 2013. She is also one of the BOD members at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Her contribution includes serving in National Science Foundation program as the principal investigator with an aim to expand participation in the STEM fields.
Diana was earlier married to her ex-husband whose surname was Natalicio. She hasn’t revealed her personal wiki in detail and therefore no information regarding her personal and family life.
Despite being at the age of 70’s Diana still looks so young and active. All the credit goes to her willpower and healthy habits. However, the exact height, weight and other details of Diana Natalicio are not provided.
Salary and Net worth
From her service to UTEP, which is one of the major public universities in the United States whose maximum students of around 80% are Hispanic, Diana has been receiving an impressive amount of salary. As per some online sources, Natalicio receives $426,755 as her salary for contributing as President in the University of Texas at El Paso. Her net worth is estimated to be above 1 million dollars.
In addition to financial rewards, Diana has received various honors and awards including the Harold W. McGraw Prize (1997) in Education. She was honored with Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2006 from the University of Texas. The Government of Mexico provided her the greatest award offered to non-Mexican i.e. Order of the Aztec Eagle in 2011. Her other awards include New York Academic Leadership Award and Hesburgh Award.
Wiki and Facts
You can find Diana’s biography on several wiki sites including Wikipedia. The President of the University of Texas at El Paso is not active on social networking sites like Instagram and Twitter.