With the retirement of South Texas College’s Founding President, Dr. Shirley A. Reed, we find ourselves at a very important moment for the future of our esteemed institution.  Dr. Reed, who served as the College’s first president, was integral in...
EDINBURG, Texas - The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a request from UT-Rio Grande Valley to create a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine with a major in Podiatric Medicine, for the UTRGV School of Podiatry.  Podiatry or podiatric medicine...
EDINBURG, Texas - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced that it will expand its Campus Food Insecurity Initiative in January to include a fresh produce cooperative.  Jayshree Bhat, assistant vice president of professional education and workforce development for...
Student debt has been a growing problem for years and needs to be thoughtfully addressed. Recently, there have been calls for some type of uniform debt relief as part of a stimulus package. That is not the best solution. Many...
MCALLEN, Texas - A senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has offered his praise for Dr. Shirley A. Reed, the outgoing president of South Texas College. Reed announced her retirement at STC’s board meeting on Tuesday....
EDINBURG, Texas - Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture visited the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday to recognize and donate to the college’s food insecurity initiatives during the coronavirus pandemic. Mike Beatty, director of the USDA...
This fall, I am visiting Google Meets classrooms to deliver college access services, like essay writing and financial aid seminars, for high school seniors.  A former teacher myself, I sympathize with educators grappling with remote education. Yet at 27-years-old, I...
MCALLEN, Texas - The president of Western Governors University - the largest non-profit, online university - is a national education expert on the digital divide. Scott Pulsipher recently participated in a Zoom conversation with The Rio Grande Guardian. He sounded...
EDINBURG, Texas - The dean of UT-Rio Grande Valley’s School of Medicine is to step down, according to an executive vice president at UTRGV. Dr. John H. Krouse will step down at the end of the current academic year, says...
MCALLEN, Texas - The Rio Grande Guardian recently caught up with the new dean for business, public safety and technology at South Texas College. Sara Lozano is Ivy League-educated,possessing a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Yale University, and a Master...

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