May 15 2014
AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents voted Thursday on its first official action to consolidate programs at UT Brownsville and UT Pan American in order to establish a new institution, UT Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).
The Regents approved three significant items: degree programs to be offered at UTRGV; a process to hire tenure and tenure-track faculty from UT Brownsville and UT Pan American; and the allocation of up to $5 million to fund critical communications efforts to help launch UTRGV.
May 9 2014
Guy Bailey, the sole finalist for president of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, will meet with South Texas students, staff, faculty and local leaders on May 16.
Bailey, the former president of Texas Tech University and the University of Alabama, will participate in open forums on the campuses of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American.
Apr 30 2014
On April 24, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, M.D., along with administrators, staff and students from The University of Texas Brownsville and UT Pan American met in South Texas for the UT Rio Grande Valley Spring Symposium.
Apr 30 2014
On Thursday, April 24, 2014, UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., welcomed approximately 275 faculty, staff and administrators from The University of Texas Brownsville, The University of Texas-Pan American and The University of Texas System to the UT Rio Grande Valley Spring Symposium in McAllen, Texas.
Apr 28 2014
AUSTIN – Guy Bailey, a proven leader with extensive experience at the helm of large research institutions, has been selected by The University of Texas System Board of Regents as the sole finalist for the historic position of founding president for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Apr 23 2014
AUSTIN – More than 400 faculty, administrators, staff and students from the University of Texas Brownsville and the University of Texas Pan American have been working diligently for several months help chart a course for the UT System to bring both campuses together as one university – UT Rio Grande Valley.
Apr 2 2014
Officials from The University of Texas System today announced plans regarding the future of UT Brownsville’s athletic program as the campus and UT Pan American begin transitioning to the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, opening in fall 2015.
Mar 21 2014
UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, M.D., will visit the South Texas High School for Health Professions (Med High) in Mercedes on March 26 to continue the ongoing conversation about the establishment of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
The event will start at 10 a.m. at Med High, 700 Med High Drive in Mercedes. Because of construction on the campus, please park in the parking lot across from the Bibliotecha Las Americas building. Enter the school through the north entrance, near the pavilion. Members of the media and others must check in once entering the school.
Mar 14 2014
AUSTIN – The University of Texas System today posted a request for proposals (RFP) to seek offers for the most suitable site for the administrative headquarters for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Mar 7 2014
AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents will soon interview five candidates for the position of president for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
During a special meeting today, Regents received an update on the progress of the presidential search committee and approved a motion to interview candidates at a future board meeting.
The search process is being conducted according to the same rules and guidelines as other UT System presidential searches.