Raul Hinojosa Jr.


  • College readiness
  • College access
  • Closing the Gaps
  • Student diversity
  • Public education
  • Higher education
  • Hispanic issues
  • African-American issues
  • College enrollment
  • Student recruitment
  • Student retention
  • Bilingual Spanish-English proficiency


Charles Lilly

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Raul Hinojosa Jr.Office of Diversity and Community Engagement

Director, Community Engagement

Raul Hinojosa Jr. is an advocate for college access initiatives to increase student diversity and awareness of higher education opportunities in North Texas.

As director of community engagement at UT Dallas, Hinojosa works with local school districts, including Dallas ISD, to show students how to make college part of their future. He also works with current college students to help them complete their educations and consider advanced degrees.

In July 2008 Hinojosa joined the University with more than 10 years of 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.

Hinojosa 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 and the Dallas Independent School District Superintendent’s Community Advisory Council. In addition, he is on the board of directors for Earning by Learning of Dallas and TPRA.

Hinojosa holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism/public relations and a master of public administration from the University of North Texas.



Updated: November 29, 2011