Statement from Chairman Paul Foster, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Pedro Reyes 
Nov 14 2014
The University of Texas System Board of Regents and the UT System administration fully support President Guy Bailey in his recommendation to make the “Vaqueros” the athletic nickname for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Nov 6 2014
EL PASO – The University of Texas System Board of Regents officially and unanimously approved “Vaqueros” as the athletic nickname for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at its meeting Thursday. The board also gave the nod to using blue, green and orange as the colors for the new university, set to open in fall 2015.
Nov 5 2014
AUSTIN – For the second year in a row, The University of Texas-Pan American ranks No. 4 in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics nationwide according to an annual report published in October by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. UTPA also ranked No. 6 in the number of graduate degrees across all disciplines awarded to Hispanics.
Nov 5 2014
EL PASO – After months of soliciting input from thousands of stakeholders, President Guy Bailey has made a much-anticipated recommendation on the colors and athletic nickname to represent The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Citing the importance of honoring the heritage, culture and traditions of the Rio Grande Valley, Bailey recommended the “Vaqueros” to represent UTRGV’s athletic teams. For colors, he suggested maintaining the green of UT Pan American, the blue of UT Brownsville, with orange as an accent color.
Oct 31 2014
After months of anticipation, future students of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will soon finally know who they’re rooting for.
UTRGV President Guy Bailey, Ph.D., plans to make a recommendation to the UT System Board of Regents next week on athletics colors, nickname and mascot. The regents must approve the recommendation to make it official.
Thousands of stakeholders have participated in online surveys to voice their opinions and suggestions and hundreds more were engaged through public forums and focus groups during the last several months.
Oct 13 2014
BROWNSVILLE – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and its medical school are poised to become an internationally recognized epicenter for the research and treatment of diabetes and obesity.
Director and research team for UTRGV South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute to be announced Monday 
Oct 9 2014
Two news conferences will be held Monday morning to announce that Dr. Sarah Williams-Blangero, a nationally renowned genetics and infectious disease expert, will be the inaugural director of the UTRGV South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute.
In addition, Dr. Williams-Blangero, former chair of the department of genetics at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, is bringing a 22-person team of expert researchers and support staff with her to UTRGV.
Oct 1 2014
HARLINGEN -The athletics branding steering committee for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is launching an online survey to gather additional input from alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members on the UTRGV athletics team nickname, mascot and colors. The short survey will be posted at UTRGV.edu  and is available beginning today through Wednesday, Oct. 8.
Thousands of stakeholders participated in an earlier online survey and hundreds have been engaged through public forums and focus groups.
Sep 22 2014
BROWNSVILLE – Gov. Rick Perry announced today a combined investment of $9 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund and The University of Texas System to create a powerful research and technology commercialization partnership that will create limitless possibilities for South Texas.
The governor spoke at a groundbreaking ceremony for SpaceX, a much-anticipated private space launch facility being built by business magnate and inventor Elon Musk at Boca Chica Beach near Brownsville.
Sep 12 2014
HARLINGEN – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is one step closer to establishing its own identity with colors and a team nickname to embody the new university, representing the entire Rio Grande Valley.