Jan 29 2013
In his State of the State address before a joint session of the 83rd Texas Legislature today, Governor Rick Perry called for the Legislature to pass a bill giving South Texas access to Permanent University Funds -- a vision that The University of Texas System leaders are working hard to make a reality.
Dec 18 2012
Chancellor Cigarroa announces plans to create a new university in the Rio Grande Valley that will include a school of medicine during a December Board of Regents meeting and subsequent trips to UT Pan American and UT Brownsville.
Special thanks to: Omar Cantu, Michael Sandoval, Josue Esparza and the UTPA production team.Al Tapia, Ricardo Camargo, Juan Ramirez and the UT Brownsville production team.
Dec 7 2012
UT Pan Am President Robert Nelson calls on the UT System Regents to approve plans for a single, consolidated university and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley.
Dec 7 2012
UT Brownsville President Juliet Garcia tells the UT System Regents they have an opportunity to educate the next generation of students in the Rio Grande Valley and the nation by supporting a new institution that is innovative, inclusive, and a gateway to the Americas.
Dec 7 2012
Economist John Hockenyos is optimistic that consolidating UT universities in the Rio Grande Valley, and adding a medical school, will create 7,000 - 10,000 new jobs and give a fundamental competitive advantage to the new institution and its graduates.
Dec 6 2012
Chancellor Cigarroa asks Regents and Legislature to approve the creation of a new university in the Rio Grande Valley that will include a school of medicine.
Aug 23 2012
University of Texas System officials announced plans to significantly expand medical education in South Texas and graduate the first class of medical school students in the region in 2018.
The plans were made public by UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., at a news conference in Edinburg. In May, the UT System Board of Regents authorized future steps that will ultimately culminate in an independent, freestanding, comprehensive and research-intensive regional medical school in South Texas.