UT Regents approve guiding principles for new South Texas medical school


POSTED: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 4:31pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 7:59am

The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved goals and guiding principles for the new university and medical school in the Valley.

The new school will combine resources from UTPA and UTB to be eligible for participation in the Permanent University Fund.

It will be the second largest Hispanic serving institution in the country in education, opportunity and the economy in South Texas.

The guiding principles act as a constitution in laying the foundation of the new school which include:

  • integrating next generation technology, customized learning for affordability and student success.
  • Promote postsecondary education to become the largest and most successful Hispanic serving institution.
  • Promote the arts and humanities programs that are bicultural, bilingual and biliterate.

The next step is searching for a president and name for the new university. Governor Perry will be attending both the campuses of UTPA and UTB to hold a ceremonial bill signing on July 16th.

To view a PDF file of the guiding principles click on the attachment below.

Guiding-Principles-UT-Rio-Grande-Valley-06-10-13.pdf322.37 KB

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