Luis Lopez was born and reared in Guadalajara, Jalisco – Mexico. He
immigrated to the United States at the age of 19 and became a U.S.
citizen in 2008. For 18 years he has resided in Ogden. Luis and his
wife Judy have three children: Liliani, Leslie and Luis Jr., ages 14, 12
and 8. Luis graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor’s
degree in Teaching and went on to earn a Master’s degree from the
University of Utah in Education Leadership and Policy.
For 14 years Luis has worked in education. Ten of those years
were with the Ogden School District as a youth mentor and community
programs coordinator. Currently at Weber State University, he serves as
the Director of the Community Education Center where he oversees
outreach efforts for underserved populations.
Luis loves his community. He is the founder and current chair
for LUPEC, Latinos United Promoting Education and Civic Engagement. In
addition, he serves on a number of boards and committees: the YMCA of
Northern Utah, Weber Human Services, Ogden City Diversity Connections,
Weber State Advisory Boards for the School of Nursing, Communications
Department, Carnegie re-classification Committee and Provost Search
Coming from a diverse background, Luis brings expertise to the
Ogden City Council for building a more inclusive community. He is
excited about the wonderful growth our city is undergoing and would like
to contribute by furthering these positive changes. He is grateful for
the honor of serving on the Ogden City Council.