“I was very pleased to hear that I had been selected by TAMACC
for this award; I am also honored to be recognized with so many
accomplished women this year,” Ms. De Hoyos said. “Being a
representative of purchasing and general services, I am in the
position to advocate for supplier diversity, which is something
that I feel TAMACC represents and values.”
Before becoming an assistant vice president at UTEP, Ms. De
Hoyos earned a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering from
the university in 1994. She went on to work for General
Motors, was named GM Chairman’s Honoree in 2003 and later
managed the GM North American Car Group’s Supplier Diversity
Program in addition to leading several global procurement teams
around the world.
“During my time there (at General Motors), thinking outside the
box was a skill that was valued and expected to meet the
ever-changing needs of consumers,” Ms. De Hoyos said. “This
skill has an important place in higher education as well. Higher
education strives for growth, innovation, and broadened
horizons, which is something that the private sector also
Ms. De Hoyos began her leadership position at UTEP’s purchasing
and general services department in 2010 and earned her doctoral
degree in mechanical engineering from UTEP in 2016. Throughout
her career, De Hoyos has received numerous awards and
recognitions, including being named one of the 50 most
influential Hispanics by Engineering and Technology Magazine.
She was also a UTEP Gold Nugget recipient in 2003, the first
female recipient from the college in 20 years.
TAMACC is a nonprofit organization founded in 1975 to promote
leadership, create economic opportunities and provide
legislative advocacy for the Hispanic business community in
Dr. Diane N. De Hoyos
is the daughter of the late Esteban De Hoyos Sr. and the
late María De Hoyos, of Genoa, Ohio.