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Irv Downing

Irv Downing

Irv Downing
Vice President
for Institutional Advancement



Master of Arts in Environmental Studies, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1977
Bachelor of Arts in History, State University of New York, College at Fredonia B.A., 1975.

Joined UTB:

May 2009


The VPIA reports to the President of the university and is responsible for the advancement of UTB through the development of financial support by alumni, private and corporate donors, foundations and other sources, and by raising awareness of excellence through internal and external marketing and communication. The VPIA has general charge and responsibility for the supervision of the following functions: development, marketing and communication, advancement services, alumni relations, and corporation and foundation relations.

Previous Experience:

  • President Rio Grande Valley Region, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Lower Rio Grande Valley Region, TX. and Commercial Division Manager, June 1987 to May 2009.
  • Executive Director, Brownsville Economic Development Foundation, Brownsville, TX. February 1984 to June 1987.
  • Senior Planner, City of Brownsville Planning Department, Brownsville TX. October 1977 to February 1984.

Office Hours

Mon. to Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Office: Commissary 2nd Floor
Phone: (956) 882-6577
Fax: (956) 882-7990

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