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Gov. Abbott appoints three to UT System Board of Regents

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Robert Gauntt and reappointed Vice Chairs Janiece Longoria and James C. "Rad" Weaver to The University of Texas System Board of Regents for terms set to expire on February 1, 2029.

UT institutions receive $65.4 million for cancer research from CPRIT

AUSTIN, Texas – The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) last week awarded nine University of Texas institutions 37 grants totaling $65.4 million.

First investment in SFA by UT Board of Regents will provide no-cost tuition for more than one thousand additional students

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Immediately upon legislative approval of its affiliation with The University of Texas System, Stephen F. Austin State University will receive at least $1 million per year in need-based financial aid from the UT System Board of Regents through the Regents’ Promise Plus endowment. This investment will provide an allocation that will allow an additional 1,200 students to attend SFA tuition free next fall through the university’s Purple Promise Guarantee Program.

Gov. Abbott, UT System Break Ground on UT Tyler Medical Education Building

TYLER, Texas - Texas Governor Greg Abbott joined UT System leaders today to break ground on UT Tyler’s new Medical Education Building, which will house the university’s new School of Medicine and the 7th medical school within the UT System. Gov. Abbott, UT System Chairman Kevin Eltife, UT System Chancellor James Milliken and UT Tyler President Kirk Calhoun joined hundreds of community members to mark the start of the $308 million project, expected to be completed in March 2025.

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