Feb 14 2014
AUSTIN — Dr. Francisco Fernandez, professor and chairman of psychiatry and neurosciences at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, will be the founding dean of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Feb 7 2014
The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously approved two milestones in the establishment of a school of medicine in the Rio Grande Valley at a meeting on Thursday. The medical school will be a part of the new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – a single institution that will span the entire Rio Grande Valley and bring limitless educational, economic and medical opportunities to South Texas.
Jan 8 2014
UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, M.D., will travel to South Texas Tuesday, Jan. 14 to continue dialogue with students, faculty, staff and community leaders about the creation of the new UT and medical school, now officially named The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Dec 12 2013
AUSTIN – After more than a month of engagement dedicated to soliciting feedback from students, faculty, staff and community members, The University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously voted Thursday to name the new UT university The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Nov 19 2013
The University of Texas System Board of Regents Vice Chairman Gene Powell and Regent Ernest Aliseda will be in Harlingen Wednesday to ceremoniously present a check for $196 million to Project South Texas, the initiative to establish a new university and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley.
Nov 15 2013
More than 20 news media outlets from across the state ran stories about The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ unanimous decision to send $196 million from the Permanent University Fund to South Texas.
Nov 14 2013
AUSTIN – Nearly $200 million from the Permanent University Fund will pay for new construction in South Texas for the first time, thanks to action taken by the University of Texas System Board of Regents Thursday.
Regents unanimously voted to appropriate $196 million in PUF funding to construct new facilities in Cameron and Hidalgo counties as part of the UT System initiative to establish a new university and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley.
Nov 11 2013
A campaign to collect community input on a name for the new university in South Texas launches today and will run through Dec. 6.
The University of Texas System Board of Regents will approve the final name, but Regents first want to hear from the South Texas community and especially from students, staff and faculty of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American.
Nov 5 2013
University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D. will visit with education, community and religious leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley in Harlingen Nov. 20 to continue conversations about the new UT university and medical school in South Texas.
Oct 21 2013
UT System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D. will visit with students, staff and faculty at La Joya High School and UT Pan American Thursday, Oct. 24 to continue conversations about the new university and medical school in South Texas.
Cigarroa’s first stop will be La Joya High School, where he will meet with students and teachers from 10 to 11:15 a.m. to hear their thoughts on educational opportunity in the Rio Grande Valley and what the new UT institution will mean for them. La Joya High School is located at 604 Coyote Dr. in La Joya.