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Chancellor Cigarroa to host UTRGV Spring Symposium in McAllen

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.

UTRGV to be home to NCAA Division I athletic program

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.

Chancellor Cigarroa to visit South Texas Wednesday

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.

UT System seeks proposals for UTRGV administrative headquarters

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.

Board of Regents to interview candidates for UTRGV presidency

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.

Inaugural dean at UTRGV’s School of Medicine to be introduced to Valley community

Feb 19 2014

 

Dr. Francisco Fernandez, who has been selected to assume the historic position of founding dean for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s much-anticipated School of Medicine, will visit the region on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Psychiatrist-neuroscientist to be founding dean of UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine

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.

Regents move forward with creation of medical school in 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.

Chancellor Cigarroa to visit South Texas Tuesday

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.

Board of Regents votes to name new UT in South Texas 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.

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