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2013 Open Letters Archives

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UTB: Changing Our Destiny
August 13, 2013

On July 16, the community of the Rio Grande Valley gathered to witness the historic signing of the legislation to establish a new university in South Texas that will merge UT Brownsville and UT Pan American and add a medical school.
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RGV celebrates new UT University
July 26, 2013

I am very glad that so many alumni were able to join us last week for the historic signing of the legislation to establish a new university in South Texas that will merge UT Brownsville and UT Pan American and add a medical school.
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Faculty Moving Procedures Update
May 14, 2013

Since we sent out the May 3rd Transition Focus newsletter, several items have surfaced that will help to ease the transition of moving over the summer months. Read More »


Remembering Elvia G. Martinez
May 13, 2013

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of a retired staff member. Read More »


Employee Development Center
April 18, 2013

This summer will pose a difficult time for the university community as employees affected by the Reduction in Force make plans for their transition. Read More »


UTB Enrollment Management Redesign
April 8, 2013

This September, UT Brownsville marks its 22nd year as a university that embraces innovation and challenges tradition. Read More »


Message from the President
April 1, 2013

Last month, at a meeting organized by the Staff Senate, we explained the RIF process and the expectations for employment through August 31. Read More »


Open Letter from Dr. Pedro Reyes and Dr. Juliet V. García
March 28, 2013

It has been two years since the final decision was made to end the 20-year partnership between the UT System and Texas Southmost College and since legislation was passed to re-launch UT Brownsville as an independently operating university within The UT System. Read More »


House to consider new UT university Tuesday
March 18, 2013

We have received confirmation that the Texas House of Representatives will consider House Bill 1000 on Tuesday, March 19. Read More »


Texas Senate schedules SB24 for March 13th
March 12, 2013

We’ve just received word that tomorrow, March 13, the full Texas Senate will consider SB24 the Senate counterpart to HB1000 that would authorize the merger of UT Brownsville and UT Pan American. Read More »


UTB participates in HB1000 hearing
February 27, 2013

I received word that the Rio Grande Valley legislative delegation, led in the House by Representative Rene Oliveira, has been successful in obtaining 100 members of the House to join as authors and co-authors of HB1000. Read More »


RGV legislative agenda supercharges
February 19, 2013

Since we sent out the first UTB Legislative Update last month, the agenda for the Rio Grande Valley has been supercharged. Read More »


New South Texas University hearing scheduled
February 18, 2013

The march toward merging UT Brownsville and UT Pan American with the RACH to form a new South Texas University in the Rio Grande Valley continues forward with great momentum. Read More »


UTB Legislative Update
January 28, 2013

On Tuesday, January 22, the UT Board of Regents approved UT Brownsville's request to seek legislative approval for a tuition revenue bond for $151.6 million to build a new UT Brownsville 21st Century Campus. Read More »

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