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.
May 9 2013
AUSTIN – The University of Texas System Board of Regents today authorized the completion of negotiations for a lease between The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College that would help ease the transition as the two institutions begin the separation process after two decades of sharing a campus, resources and programs.
Mar 19 2013
The Texas House of Representatives today unanimously approved House Bill 1000, which authorizes the creation of a new University of Texas institution in South Texas.
The initiative would include the University of Texas at Brownsville and the University of Texas Pan-American and would create a new medical school to serve South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley.
Feb 13 2013
AUSTIN – In order to ensure all Texans continue to have access to health care, The University of Texas System is taking critical steps to address the state’s physician shortage.
Two of these key initiatives include establishing new medical schools and increasing the number of resident slots across the state – both of which will have a significant impact on the state’s health care and economy.
Feb 4 2013
AUSTIN – Members of the Rio Grande Valley Legislative Delegation held a joint news conference at the Texas Capitol today announcing the filing of companion bills in the Texas Senate and Texas House of Representatives to create a new university in South Texas within The University of Texas System.