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Chancellor Cigarroa to visit South Texas Tuesday

Jan 8 2014

UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, M.D., will travel to South Texas Tuesday, Jan. 14 to continue dialogue with students, faculty, staff and community leaders about the creation of the new UT and medical school, now officially named The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Board of Regents votes to name new UT in South Texas The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Dec 12 2013

AUSTIN – After more than a month of engagement dedicated to soliciting feedback from students, faculty, staff and community members, The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously voted Thursday to name the new UT university The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Regents to present PUF check for new university in South Texas

Nov 19 2013

The University of Texas System Board of Regents Vice Chairman Gene Powell and Regent Ernest Aliseda will be in Harlingen Wednesday to ceremoniously present a check for $196 million to Project South Texas, the initiative to establish a new university and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley.

Regents approval of PUF for South Texas garners widespread media coverage

Nov 15 2013

More than 20 news media outlets from across the state ran stories about The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ unanimous decision to send $196 million from the Permanent University Fund to South Texas.

Regents approve PUF for new university, medical school in South Texas

Nov 14 2013

AUSTIN – Nearly $200 million from the Permanent University Fund will pay for new construction in South Texas for the first time, thanks to action taken by the University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday. 

Regents unanimously voted to appropriate $196 million in PUF funding to construct new facilities in Cameron and Hidalgo counties as part of the UT System initiative to establish a new university and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley.

Community input needed on name for new UT in South Texas

Nov 11 2013

A campaign to collect community input on a name for the new university in South Texas launches today and will run through Dec. 6.

The University of Texas System Board of Regents will approve the final name, but Regents first want to hear from the South Texas community and especially from students, staff and faculty of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American.

Chancellor Cigarroa to visit Rio Grande Valley Nov. 20

Nov 5 2013

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D. will visit with education, community and religious leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley in Harlingen Nov. 20 to continue conversations about the new UT university and medical school in South Texas.

Chancellor Cigarroa to visit Rio Grande Valley Thursday

Oct 21 2013

UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D. will visit with students, staff and faculty at La Joya High School and UT Pan American Thursday, Oct. 24 to continue conversations about the new university and medical school in South Texas.

Cigarroa’s first stop will be La Joya High School, where he will meet with students and teachers from 10 to 11:15 a.m. to hear their thoughts on educational opportunity in the Rio Grande Valley and what the new UT institution will mean for them. La Joya High School is located at 604 Coyote Dr. in La Joya.

Presidential Search Advisory Committee named for new UT in South Texas

Oct 11 2013

A search advisory committee to assist in selecting the founding president for a new University of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley has been finalized and will begin work immediately.

Kickoff meeting held in first step to consolidate UTB and UTPA academic programs for new Valley institution

Oct 9 2013

The Academic Program Working Groups for Project South Texas held a kickoff meeting, Friday, Oct. 4, at The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg. The meeting was the first important step to combine the academic programs of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American into a new, emerging research institution that will include a school of medicine in the Rio Grande Valley.

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