Recent blog posts from UT Matters, the UT System blog, regarding the South Texas Initiative.
Oct 9 2013
The Academic Program Working Groups for Project South Texas held a kickoff meeting, Friday, Oct. 4, at The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg. The meeting was the first important step to combine the academic programs of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American into a new, emerging research institution that will include a school of medicine in the Rio Grande Valley.
Feb 27 2013
At least a 100 state House members have signed on as co-sponsors of a bill to create a new university and school of medicine in South Texas since the first committee hearing last week. Twenty state Senators have joined as co-authors or co-sponsors.
In a recent article from The Monitor, University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet Garcia said it was "extraordinary" that so many House members have already agreed to co-sponsor the legislation.
Jan 29 2013
The Texas Legislature, which meets every two years, is back in session and that means that UT System officials will be venturing into the State Capitol on a regular basis to answer questions from lawmakers and discuss higher education priorities, challenges and opportunities.
Dec 17 2012
Thursday, December 6, was a historic day for The University of Texas System. The Board of Regents granted me the authority to work with the Texas Legislature to create a new university in the Rio Grande Valley.