Dr. Ann Gates
- Vice Provost at the University of Texas at El Paso
- 2009 RICHARD A. TAPIA AWARD RECIPIENT
Dr. Ann Quiroz Gates is the Vice Provost at the University of Texas at El Paso. She holds the AT&T Distinguished Professorship, and she served as Chair of the Computer Science Department (2005-2008 and 2012-2020) and Associate VP of Research and Sponsored Projects (2008-2012). She is the Executive Director of the Computing Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI), one of NSF’s eight National INCLUDES Alliances that promote the importance of inclusion and equity in advancing innovation and discovery. Formed in 2006 to address the low representation of Hispanics in computing, CAHSI partners with over 60 universities, industry, non-governmental agencies, and other entities from the public and private sector to accelerate change. Because of its evidence-based practices, CAHSI has been nationally recognized by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics as a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” in 2015 and has been added to the “What Works” database by Excelencia in Education, a nonprofit organization dedicated to Hispanic student success in higher education.