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Garcia to receive award

University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet V. García will be honored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute by receiving The Chair’s Medallion Award. Read more »

Garcia to receive award

Longhorns Past, Present, and Future

Juliet Garcia, PhD ’76, Life Member, Distinguished Alumna, hooks ’em with her granddaughter, Julieta Rico, at the UT Brownsville Commencement on Saturday, May 10. Rico graduated from the UTB Math and Science Academy and will attend UT-Austin this fall, while Garcia is the president of UT-Brownsville and future leader of the new UT Institute of the Americas in the Rio Grande Valley. Read more »

Juliet García, president of UT-Brownsville and granddaughter Julieta Rico

Point Person: Juliet García, president of UT-Brownsville

Texas’ Rio Grande Valley has been served by often competing universities, both in the UT System. Our Q&A is with the founding president of one of them, Juliet García of the University of Texas at Brownsville. After 24 years, UT-Brownsville will merge in the fall of 2015 with UT-Pan American in Edinburg to form the new UT-Rio Grande Valley. García has been appointed to head the UT System’s new Institute for the Americas. She discusses the significance of the university merger and what she intends to do at the new institute. Read more »

Point Person: Juliet García, president of UT-Brownsville

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute to Honor UTB President

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and its Chair Rep. Rubén Hinojosa today announced that Juliet V. García, Ph.D. will be awarded one of its highest honors—The Chair’s Medallion Award—in recognition of her accomplishments, leadership, and outstanding service to the Latino community at CHCI’s 37th Annual Awards Gala on October 2, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Read more »

Dr. Garcia on Top 30 Women in Higher Education

Diverse Issues in Higher Education names Dr. Juliet V. García one of 30 visionary women who have set the standard in leadership excellence.

García became president of The University of Texas at Brownsville in January 1992. When she was named president of Texas Southmost College in 1986, she became the first Mexican American woman in the nation to become president of a college or university. García has advocated increasing access to higher education through innovation and experimentation, and, under her leadership, UTB’s full-time student enrollment has nearly doubled. Read more »

Dr. Garcia on Top 30 Women in Higher Education

García Honored by Notre Dame

Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, President of The University of Texas at Brownsville, was honored with the Champion of Education award on Friday, March 21 by the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education. Read more »

Garcia Honored by Notre Dame

García Honored for Community Service by Brownsville’s Saint Joseph Academy

Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, President of The University of Texas at Brownsville, was honored on Tuesday, Feb. 25 with the President’s Distinguished Community Service Award by Brownsville’s Saint Joseph Academy. Read more »

Garcia Honored for Community Service by Brownsville’s Saint Joseph Academy

ACE Honors President with Lifetime Achievement Award

For their exemplary contributions to women in higher education, ACE honored Juliet V. García, president of The University of Texas at Brownsville, with the ACE Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more »

ACE Honors President with Lifetime Achievement Award

Latina University Presidents Trailblazers in Education

"In our first look at Latina leadership on the campuses of universities and colleges in 2008, LATINA Style profiled three of the nation's highest profile Latina educators." Read more on page 24 »

As seen on Latina Style Vol. 18, No. 5, 2012

Dr. Juliet V. García featured on Latina Style magazine on page 24

Academy of Master Teachers

High quality teaching is crucial in preparing students for college, especially in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Enhanced teacher development is a critical tool and has proven itself effective on a small scale; we seek to scale up this venture, offering it to teachers across the RGV. Doing so is especially important because currently, in the Region One Education Service Center, which encompasses 37 school districts that include the school districts of the RGV, approximately 30% of STEM teachers are not teaching within their certified discipline.  click here for more »

Dr. Juliet V. García at VISTA Summit, April 17th 2012

UT Brownsville's 20th Anniversary Celebration

UT Brownsville's 20th Anniversary Celebration was featured in Celebrity Events magazine's Issue 34. click here for more »

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UT Brownsville's 20th Anniversary Celebration was featured in Celebrity Events magazine's Issue 34.

Profiles in Leadership

A graduate of the Harvard Institute for Educational Management in 1988, Dr. Juliet V. García is featured in the university's Profiles in Leadership Series. Later invited to become a faculty member, Dr. García has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's summer institute for the last 12 years. click here for more »

A More Perfect Union: A Dialogue on American Values

A More Perfect Union: A Dialogue on American Values

The Ford Foundation, in partnership with Georgetown University, held a conversation on the national budget on Oct. 11. This discussion was the first in a series of groundbreaking forums that reflected a shared commitment to elevating national dialogue around American values and how those values influence policy choices. click here for more »


A More Perfect Union: A Dialogue on American Values

A Matter Of Degrees: Measuring the Value of Higher Ed

Even though more students are entering college than ever before, the nation is a long way from meeting the "preparation gap" for the future workforce. Andrea Mitchell moderates this panel discussion at Education Nation. click here for more »


A Matter Of Degrees: Measuring the Value of Higher Ed

UTB One of Five Texas Institutions to Receive Early College High School Scholarship Funds

Students from the Brownsville Early College High School ring The University of Texas at Brownsville’s ceremonial bell at a ceremony announcing the Greater Texas Foundation’s awarding of $605,000 in scholarship money to the university on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Education and Business Complex. click here for more »

UTB formally received $605,000 from the Greater Texas Foundation to provide scholarships

The 10 Best College Presidents Time Magazine

"We are very close to Mexico," says Juliet García, who has led the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) for 18 years. And she's not just talking culturally. The 17,000-student campus is located literally blocks from the U.S.-Mexico border. And as the first female Hispanic to lead a U.S. college or university, García takes pride in her young institution's makeup: 93% Hispanic, mostly bilingual and 91% first-generation university students. "We are a preview of what the rest of Texas and the rest of the U.S. is going to morph into," says García... click here for more »

 

The 10 Best College Presidents Time Magazine
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