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Provost Receives National Recognition

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – DECEMBER 11 , 2013 – Dr. Alan F.J. Artibise, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at The University of Texas at Brownsville, has been chosen for the Urban Affairs Association’s Service Honor Roll.


Artibise will formally receive the recognition on Friday, March 21 at the organization’s 44th conference at The Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio. The Urban Affairs Association was founded in 1969 in Boston and is for academia and professionals focused on urban studies.

“I am delighted by this honor,” said Artibise. “It is always special when colleagues you work with take time to recognize your work and contributions, especially when those contributions were a labor of love for the field of urban studies. I always take pride in calling myself an urbanist. I look forward to reconnecting with colleagues in San Antonio.”

Artibise served from 1986 to 1992 on the UAA’s Board of Governors and is a former Chair of the Board. He helped internationalize the UAA by organizing conferences in Canada in 1986 and 1991.

Artibise received a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of Manitoba in 1967 and a doctoral degree in urban history from the University of British Columbia in 1972.

Artibise has been at UTB since fall 2009.

He is currently on the Board of Trustees at Valley Baptist Medical Center – Brownsville and the Board of Directors for United Brownsville.

Before coming to Brownsville, he held academic positions at Arizona State University, the University of New Orleans, University of Missouri – St. Louis, the University of British Columbia, the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, the University of Victoria and University College of the Cariboo in British Columbia.

He has written several books and articles on urban growth, social and urban history, sprawl control and planning and development.

Artibise is a past member of the Rio Grande Valley Higher Education Initiative, the Arizona-Mexico Border Commission, the Canada Arizona Business Council and the Committee for a Better New Orleans.

He has received honors from Lambda Alpha International, the International Council for Canadian Studies and the Association for Canadian Studies.



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