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The Transition of The University of Texas at Brownsville

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After comprehensive efforts to enhance a higher education agreement to serve the needs of the Lower Rio Grande Valley in the future, the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System in November 2010 authorized the dissolution of the 20-year partnership between The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College.

The transition of UT Brownsville from its partnership with Texas Southmost College to a free-standing four-year university will require significant structural changes, most notably in administration, governance and academic programming, but the separation will allow each institution to focus more on its specific mission.

Leaders at UT Brownsville and the UT System are committed to minimizing any potential adverse impact on students, faculty and staff during the transition period, and fully expect the re-established university to provide a reenergized campus experience for the UT Brownsville community. Beginning in the 2013-14 academic year, prospective students will enroll specifically at UT Brownsville or Texas Southmost College .

This website was created to chart the progress of UT Brownsville’s transition and to offer information about its reconstitution as a four-year institution within the UT System.

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