Ms. Belen Robles
District 3, Central

 Biography

Belen B. Robles is a member of the El Paso Community College Board of Trustees. She made history when she was elected as the first woman national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. She is celebrating her 50th year in LULAC and is an active member of the LULAC National Board. Also, Mrs. Robles continues to serve on numerous local and national positions and plays an active role in the corridors of power to ensure that the culture, history and economic conditions of El Paso are not overlooked.

 

Mrs. Robles is President and CEO of Belen Robles & Associates, a public/private consulting firm that offers services on Hispanic issues, public relations, image-enhancement, marketing & diversity training. She has extensive experience given her 41 years of work in the Immigration and Naturalization Service and U.S. Customs in New Mexico, West Texas and Colorado. She was responsible for a $45-million budget, the procurement of contracts, equip-ment and personnel administration. Her role spans various management positions including Chief Inspector for Cargo Operations, Chief Inspector for Enforcement, Assistant Deputy District Director for inspection and Control, Chief Inspector Bridge of the Americas and El Paso International Airport, and Foreign Trade Supervisor.

 

A graduate of Bowie High School in 1957, Mrs. Robles also attended a business college with further training on law enforcement and specialized enforcement techniques, human resources, budget, labor-management, and extensive equal opportunities education.

 

Community Involvement


Trustee, El Paso Community College Board

Member, City/County Revolving Loan Fund Board

President, International Hispanic Cultural Institute

Chair, LULAC National Education Service Centers


Chair, Paso Del Norte Immigration Museum Board    Chair, National SER Jobs for Progress


Board Member, Hispano-American Biomedical Association

Member of Advisory Board, Wells Fargo Bank

Member of the Board, Rainbow-Push Coalition

Director, El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Member of Board, National Border Leadership Institute

Member of the Board, National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

Member of the Board, LULAC Project Amistad

Member, Rotary International

Rep., Women’s Global Summit, London, England

Member, Israel Orientation Tour U.S. Women Leaders

Board Member, Mexico-America Bi-National Solidarity Foundation

Rep., International Summit of the Americas

Guest, White House State Dinner for the President of Mexico

Board Member, National Association for Corporate Responsibility

Member, Commission for Better U.S.-Mexico Relations

Advisor, Cabinet-level Hearings on Mexican American Affairs

Panel Member, INS/Border Patrol Merger

C-Chair, National EEO Conference

Chair, National Advisory Committee to INS Commissioner

 

Awards and Accomplishments

 

Inducted into El Paso Women Hall of Fame

Hispanic Magazine Leadership for Community Service

U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute National Hero Award

El Paso Greater Chamber of Commerce Community Leader Award

National Hispana Leadership Panelist for “A Latina Celebration”

El Paso Association of Jewish Women’s Women of Leadership Award

U.S. Customs Commissioner’s Unit Citation

Chamizal medallion presented by L.B. Johnson

El Paso “Hispanos Triunfadores” Award

Government of Puerto Rico, Governor’s Service Award

Who’s Who in the World of Women

Mayor El Paso Conquistador Award

Inducted into the National LULAC Women’s Hall of Fame

U.S. Customs Outstanding Performance Award

Outstanding Women in Federal Service Award

U.S. Customs Commissioner’s Unit Citation