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Mrs. Belen Robles - District 3


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, equipment 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

Mrs. Belen Robles

Trustee - Board of Trustees

District 3 - Central