Chancellor to visit Rio Grande Valley Tuesday to talk about new UT university

What: Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa will visit the Rio Grande Valley to talk about the new UT university and medical school now referred to as Project South Texas.

When & Where:  

12 – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
Dr. Abraham P. Cano Freshman Academy
Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District
1701 Lozano Street

2 – 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
UT Brownsville
Education and Business Complex
Room 2.402, Salon Cassia Room

Why: Chancellor Cigarroa will meet with about 50 high school students to hear their thoughts on educational opportunity in the Rio Grande Valley and what the new UT institution will mean for them. Media is invited to attend.

The Chancellor will then visit UT Brownsville to answer questions from faculty, staff and students about the new university. The meeting at UT Brownsville will be open to the media and the public. 

The Chancellor plans to hold a similar meeting at the UT Pan American campus in October.

About Project South Texas: The UT System is in the process of establishing a new university and medical school that will combine the talent, assets and resources of UT Brownsville, UT Pan American and the Regional Academic Health Center. The new university will be bicultural, biliterate and bilingual and is being created to transform educational, economic and health opportunities for South Texas. For more information, visit

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