College of Business Administration 2012 Gold Nuggets

September 24, 2012

The College of Business Administration and the UTEP Alumni Association are proud to present the 2012 Gold Nugget Recipients. These two outstanding alumni have distinguished themselves in their profession and life, given back to their communities and alma mater, and serve as inspiration for future generations of Miners.

Jacob Cintron


Robert J. “Jacob” Cintron, MBA, ‘96

Cintron has been CEO of Del Sol Medical Center since 2007 and was instrumental in establishing the hospital as a leading medical center on a national scale. 

He is rightfully pleased about its quality accolades, including being designated a top performer in key quality measures by the Joint Commission, a national accreditation organization, and being in the top 5 percent in the nation in maternity services, general surgery and gastrointestinal surgery.

“We now lead in so many areas, and we’re proud of that,” he said. “Our focus is to continue to maintain great quality care and provide a great patient experience.”


Edward Escudero


Edward Escudero, BBA, Accounting, ‘92

Escudero is president and chief executive officer of Sierra Finance, a company that provides capital alternatives to small and mid-size companies. He is also executive vice president and chief financial officer of C&R Distributing, a major distributor of fuel and industrial lubricants, and owner of numerous convenience stores in the region.

One of Escudero’s greatest professional achievements came in 2007, when he served as chief financial officer of Petro Stopping Centers L.P. and was instrumental in organizing the sale of the company for more than $700 million. Escudero is also the chair of the El Paso Water Utility Public Service Board and serves on the boards of directors for the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Community en Acción, among others.


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