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Chancellor Cigarroa to visit Rio Grande Valley Thursday

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.

Presidential Search Advisory Committee named for new UT in South Texas

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.

Kickoff meeting held in first step to consolidate UTB and UTPA academic programs for new Valley institution

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.

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

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

Chancellor Cigarroa to visit Rio Grande Valley in September, tentative future dates announced

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.

UT System hires special advisor for Project South Texas

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.

Regents approve guiding principles for new university in South Texas

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.

Gene Powell and Francisco Cigarroa on the signing of Senate Bill 24

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.

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