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...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - South Texas Vocational Technical Institute is moving its Brownsville, McAllen and Weslaco campuses into new and improved facilities this month. STVT says the move will provide students an upgraded learning experience as they train for their future...
On July 1, South Texas College sold a total of $41 million in Limited Ad Valorem Tax Refunding Bonds which saved the College and taxpayers more than $3.6 million in debt service providing a reduction in ad valorem taxes...
LAREDO, Texas - The COVID-19 global pandemic has schools across the country wading in unfamiliar waters as they plan for their upcoming fall semesters.  In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath confirmed the reopening of schools...

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