P.O. Box 19125
Arlington, TX 76019
Mirna Gonzalez is Associate Vice President for Budget and Public Policy at the University of Texas (UT) at Arlington, a comprehensive, high research activity university with enrollment of 33,400 students.
Ms. Gonzalez frequently partners with other universities, in particular research and emerging research universities within the UT System, on the development and analysis of key public policy issues. Prior to joining UT Arlington, she was assistant vice chancellor for government relations with the University of Texas System. In this key role, she served as an advisor to the Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations and the Controller on the development of the UT System’s funding priorities for the 2006-07 and 2008-09 biennial budget cycles.
Prior to joining the University of Texas System, she served as the manager of the Higher Education team with the Texas Legislative Budget Board (LBB), the agency that develops budget and policy recommendations for the Texas Legislature. During her 8 years with the LBB she specialized in developing formula funding recommendations for the state’s institutions of higher education.
Ms. Gonzalez has an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
The Center for African American Studies, the only one of its kind in North Texas, examines issues related to race and cultural diversity. It is a collaboration between the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Social Work.