Gabby Gandara

Engineering Building
El Paso Texas, 79968
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Gabby Gandara
Staff, Engineering (College of) - University Studies/Entering Student Program
Assistant Dean, College of Engineering

With close to 30 years in the realm of student success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Gabby currently serves as Assistant Dean within the College of Engineering. In this position, he oversees K-12 outreach, the Advancing Computing & Engineering Students (ACES) Center and is fully engaged in the Engineering Edge Center which houses student-focused support programs which include orientation, advising and experiences outside the classroom. Rooted in evidence-based practices, the programs and relationships his team develops and grows engages students with particular emphasis on collaboration, research-based curriculum, and hi-impact practices. Gabby Gándara holds an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering. He has completed over 200 hours of cooperative-learning coursework through the Cooperative Learning Center at the University of Minnesota and has served on multiple T-STEM high school advisory boards that serve the El Paso region.


  1. Engineering
  2. Student Success
  3. Student Services
  4. Customer Service
  5. Professional Development
  6. Pre-Professional Experiences
  7. Student Organizations
  8. Guiding/Advising/Coaching/Mentoring
  9. Service/Service-Learning
  10. Orientation
  11. UNIV 1301
  12. Pre-Engineering
  13. Engineering & STEM Education
  14. K-12 Outreach
  15. Civic and Community Engagement
  16. Summer Programs
  17. Recruitment
  18. Retention
  19. Relationship Building
  20. Cooperative Learning
  21. Learning Community
  22. COVID-19