MCALLEN, RGV - UTRGV has announced the new deans for the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship and the new College of Nursing. Rick Anderson, UTRGV’s executive vice president for finance and administration, made the announcement at a...
EDINBURG, RGV - In RGV FOCUS’ fourth annual report, findings show the Rio Grande Valley meets or exceeds the state of Texas average in nine out of 11 categories. RGV FOCUS launched in 2012 as a collective impact initiative incorporating...
MCALLEN, RGV - Not content with approving construction of the Texas A&M Higher Education Center in McAllen, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp says he has another great project lined up for the Rio Grande Valley. Speaking at a...
Today was not a victory, but a slap in the face. While I appreciate the steps that the Board of Education has taken to approve ethnic-specific courses of study, it did not come without its insults. Today, 9 of my 14...
EDINBURG, RGV - Pat Hobbs, executive director of Workforce Solutions Cameron, says public education policy for the last 30 years failed students. Hobbs gave a presentation at South Texas College’s 13th annual Summit on College and Career Readiness. One of...
MCALLEN, RGV - South Texas College will host its 13th annual Summit on College and Career Readiness on Monday, Apr. 9. South Texas College (STC) first premiered the summit in 2006. According to STC’s press release, the Summit provides a...
PHARR, RGV - Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley teamed up with various organizations to provide a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) camp for elementary and middle school-aged children. About 450 kids from local Texas Rising Star-accredited childcare...
MCALLEN, RGV - Governor Greg Abbott has appointed McAllen optometrist Fred Farias, III, as vice chairman of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Farias, who chairs the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s governmental affairs committee, was first appointed to THECB by...
MCALLEN, RGV – Carlos Margo, associate dean of industry training and economic development at South Texas College, says apprenticeship programs will add value to the region’s workforce. Margo visited Trident Technical College (TTC) in Charleston, S.C. to review the model...
RIO GRANDE CITY, RGV - South Texas College is adding another 125,000-square-feet to its Starr County campus to develop an energy institute that will train its students to maintain wind, insulation and solar infrastructure. Rose Benavidez, president of Starr County...

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