Dr. Octavio N. Martinez Jr., executive director of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and clinical professor in the School of Social Work, and Dr. Charles Breithaupt, executive director of the University Interscholastic League (UIL), have been appointed associate vice presidents for diversity and community engagement at The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Gregory J. Vincent, vice president for diversity and community engagement, said “Dr. Martinez and Dr. Breithaupt are remarkable leaders for two of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement’s largest units. We wanted to recognize their outstanding work within the division. Both are dedicated to the university’s mission of service and have made innumerable contributions to the university’s work with communities throughout the state and serving the people of Texas.”
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and the UIL became part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement when it was introduced in 2007.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health was started in 1940 when the family of former Texas Governor James S. Hogg established an endowment fund. The foundation advances mental wellness for the people of Texas as a grant maker and catalyst for improving policies and services. Martinez has been executive director of the Hogg Foundation since 2008.
The UIL recently celebrated its 100th anniversary serving schools across the state of Texas. It provides educational extracurricular academic, athletic and music contests. Breithaupt joined the staff of the UIL in 1992 and was named executive director in 2009.