Director, Community Engagement
Raul Hinojosa Jr. joined The University of Texas at Dallas Office of Diversity and Community Engagement as Director of Community Engagement in July 2008. He is the founding director of this office created to focus on college access initiatives to increase student diversity at the University and to increase awareness of higher education opportunities at UT Dallas to the diverse businesses and residents in the North Texas region.
Hinojosa has successfully authored two grants totaling nearly $250,000 from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The purpose of these awards was to create college access programs in Richardson and Dallas schools to increase the number of African American and Hispanic students enrolling in higher education. Additionally, he has successfully managed the new Diversity Scholarship Program targeting students who have demonstrated academic merit and financial need.
Hinojosa has more than 10 years experience in enrollment management in higher education. His previous appointments were with the University of North Texas System where he helped open the University of North Texas Dallas Campus in southern Dallas. At UNT Dallas, Hinojosa was responsible for coordinating the campus' recruitment and outreach programs to help yield enrollment.
Hinojosa is actively involved in professional and community groups. He has been involved with the Texas Public Relations Association (TPRA), Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). He is currently on the Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School Advisory Council. In addition, he is on the board of directors for Earning By Learning of Dallas and TPRA.