On Thursday, April 24, 2014, UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., welcomed approximately 275 faculty, staff and administrators from The University of Texas Brownsville, The University of Texas-Pan American and The University of Texas System to the UT Rio Grande Valley Spring Symposium in McAllen, Texas.
The primary focus of the day-long event was to thank working group members and all faculty, staff and administrators at UTB and UTPA who contributed to recommendations and suggestions for UTRGV in three major areas: academic programs, academic administration and operations administration. Several nationally renowned experts in higher education also presented their thoughts about higher education transformation and opportunities for the new university.
The UTRGV Spring Symposium marks the end of Phase I of planning for UTRGV and the beginning of Phase II, which will focus on pulling together the various recommendations from the working groups and other ideas into the initial strategic plan or blueprint for UTRGV. The UTRGV Spring Symposium was recorded and may be viewed below: