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Message from UTRGV President Guy Bailey on hiring timelines for the founding faculty and staff at UTRGV

Jul 21 2014


I am pleased to be in the Valley at this important time for this new institution.  As we look forward to welcoming UTRGV’s first students in Fall 2015, I want to share with you some key events that are shaping UTRGV right now and will shape it further in the next few months.

For instance, we can now better project the timelines for hiring the founding faculty and staff at UTRGV.  Officially, these dates are tentative because the hiring process is fluid, but it is my goal to stick as close to these timelines as possible. 

Regents approve medical degree program for UTRGV

Jul 10 2014

AUSTIN – In another historic step in the march to higher education opportunities for the Rio Grande Valley, The University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday unanimously approved the establishment of a doctor of medicine degree at UT Rio Grande Valley.

Regents approve admissions standards for UTRGV

Jul 10 2014

AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday approved admissions criteria for first-time students, transfer students and graduate students at UT Rio Grande Valley, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015.

Chancellor Cigarroa announces transition leadership for UTB and UTPA

Jun 25 2014

The University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., visited the campuses of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American Wednesday, June 25, to discuss administrative functions and day-to-day operations for both campuses during the 2014-15 academic year.

Chancellor Cigarroa and President Bailey to hold Q&A sessions at UTB and UTPA

Jun 23 2014

The University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., and UT Rio Grande Valley President Guy Bailey will visit the campuses of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American on Wednesday, June 25, for a question and answer session with faculty, staff and students.

UT MD Anderson’s Lynda Chin named Chancellor’s Health Fellow

Jun 19 2014

AUSTIN – Lynda Chin, M.D., chair of Genomic Medicine at UT MD Anderson, has been named a University of Texas System Chancellor’s Health Fellow to coordinate the planning and development of a collaborative effort in the use of technologies and big data to improve healthcare delivery, focusing on management of diabetes in South Texas.

Powell, Cigarroa and Garcia honored during UTB celebration

May 30 2014

Several hundred supporters of UT Brownsville gathered for a celebration on May 27 to honor the leadership and vision of UTB President Juliet García, Ph.D., UT System Board of Regents Vice Chairman Gene Powell and Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D. The event also marked the efforts of UTB supporters to raise scholarship funds toward several UT Rio Grande Valley endowments.

South Texas health care leaders dedicate UTRGV simulation hospital

May 28 2014

HARLINGEN – The South Texas health care community gathered Wednesday morning to unveil a state-of-the-art simulation teaching hospital, marking a significant step in The University of Texas System’s efforts to transform health care in the Rio Grande Valley.

First major gift to UTRGV School of Medicine will establish scholarship program

May 28 2014

HARLINGEN – William C. Head, M.D., a distinguished orthopedic surgeon from Dallas, has granted The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s School of Medicine its first major contribution – a $600,000 gift to establish the Jean Marie Rodriguez-Ayers Scholarship – to benefit UTRGV’s inaugural class of medical students. © 2014 The University of Texas System.
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