Arturo Barrio

Arturo Barrio

2021 Woody & Gayle Hunt Aspen Institute Fellow, Woody and Gayle Hunt-Aspen Institute Fellowship

Arturo Barrio serves as Director of Collaboration and Stakeholder Development at UTEP. 

Arturo Barrio graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) with a degree in Business Administration and has Masters in Applied Public Policy from the Foundación Internacional y para Iberoamerica de Administración y Politicas Publicas de Madrid. He currently serves as Director of Collaboration and Stakeholder Development at UTEP. 

Previously, he served as Senior Advisor to the President of UTEP on Mexico and Latin America. He joined UTEP in 2015, where he worked as the Executive Director of International Programs and Special Assistant to the President of UTEP on External Affairs. From 2018 to January 2021, he was appointed by the Mayor of El Paso to serve in the City’s Committee on Border Relations, where he served as Chairman of this Committee. Since 2016, he has served as a Board Member of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC).  He is also a member of the Advisory Board of The Archer Center since 2013. He worked for the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2015 where he held different positions.  His last post was at the Mexican Mission to the Organization of American States, where he oversaw Economic and Cooperation Affairs.

Arturo is the past president of the Camino Real Rotary Club of El Paso and currently serves as public mage chair for Rotary’s District 5520. This District oversees 68 Rotary Clubs in New Mexico and West Texas. He has taken several courses and diplomas in public policy issues, democracy, and government, in academic institutions such as the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, CIDE and Columbia University; ITESM, Harvard University, among others. Selected to participate in the 2021 Socrates Summer Seminar, Crisis Communication in a Pandemic and Securing the Public’s Trust.