'93
  • 73rd Texas Legislature
  • Through the efforts of State Representative Roberto Alonzo of Dallas, the 73rd Texas Legislature authorized the creation of CMAS-UTA in 1993.

When he was first elected, Rep. Alonzo made history by becoming the first Mexican American from North Texas elected to the Legislature, outdistancing his opponents by a 2 to 1 margin with over 66% percent of the vote.

'94
  • CMAS at UTA Grand Opening
  • On October 12, 1994 the Center held its grand opening under the leadership of founding director Dr. José Ángel Gutiérrez, a member of UTA’s Department of Political Science. Dr. Gutiérrez’s directorship ended in 1996.
'97
  • The Search for a New Director
  • In 1997, the University named Consulting Director Dr. Neil Foley of the University of Texas, Austin to reconstitute and reactivate the Center, and to search for a new director.
'99
  • CMAS Gets a New Director
  • Those efforts led to the appointment of Dr. L. Manuel García y Griego as CMAS director in fall 1999. Dr. García y Griego relinquished leadership of the Center in 2003
'03
  • Interim Director
  • In 2003, Interim Director Dr. Alejandro Del Carmen of UTA’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice was appointed until 2005.
'05
  • CMAS Gets a New Director
  • In 2005 Dr. Susan González Baker became the next CMAS director until 2013.
'13
  • The Current CMAS Director
  • in 2013, Dr. Christian Zlolniski, a member of UTA’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, took the helm as CMAS director.

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