Oct 11 2013
A search advisory committee to assist in selecting the founding president for a new University of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley has been finalized and will begin work immediately.
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.
Sep 23 2013
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
Sep 17 2013
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.
Sep 5 2013
Julio León, former president of Missouri Southern State University (MSSU), has been hired to serve as special advisor to The University of Texas System’s Office of Academic Affairs. León will lead and coordinate campus teams that will assist UT System leadership with planning the new university and medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. Historic legislation passed by the Texas Legislature this year paves the way to establish a new UT university in South Texas, combining the resources and assets of The University of Texas at Brownsville and The University of Texas-Pan American.
Jul 16 2013
Jul 15 2013
Jul 10 2013
The University of Texas System Board of Regents has approved goals and guiding principles for the new UT university and medical school to be established in the Rio Grande Valley.
Jun 15 2013
"We are so thrilled that Governor Perry has signed Senate Bill 24 and now the path is clear for us to embark on this mission to build a world-class university in South Texas. This is truly landmark and transformational legislation that will benefit all of Texas and the nation. We are incredibly thankful to all who have been supportive of this important initiative.
May 17 2013
“One of Texas’ most important regions will soon have a new university of the 21st Century with a global mission serving 30,000 students, as well as a medical school with associated residency programs. This new university will be the second-largest Hispanic-serving institution in America in terms of enrollment. It will also be eligible for Permanent University Funds previously unavailable to UT Brownsville or UT Pan American.