Chancellor Cigarroa to visit Rio Grande Valley in September, tentative future dates announced

UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., will visit the Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 24, to continue conversations regarding the new UT university and medical school in South Texas.

Cigarroa will meet with students at Dr. Abraham P. Cano Freshman Academy in Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District from noon until 1 p.m. to hear their thoughts on educational opportunity in the Rio Grande Valley and what the new UT will mean for them.

He will then travel to The University of Texas at Brownsville to meet with faculty, staff and students. The meetings will be open to the public and the chancellor welcomes faculty, staff and students from The University of Texas-Pan American to attend as well. He plans to host similar meetings on the UTPA campus in October.

Cigarroa will meet with faculty and staff from 2 to 3 p.m. and with students from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Exact meeting locations will be announced soon.

Earlier in the day, Cigarroa and leadership from the UT System will talk with Cameron County officials in a private meeting.

Tentative dates for upcoming meetings are:

October 24, 1013

November 20, 2013  

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