EDINBURG, RGV - As UT-Rio Grande Valley students and faculty were in the President’s Office urging him to declare the university a sanctuary campus, President Bailey was acknowledging UTRGV has accreditation problems. The two issues are not related but occurred...
MCALLEN, RGV - Texas A&M University has held a topping out ceremony for its new higher education center in McAllen. A topping out ceremony is a builders' rite traditionally held when the last beam is placed atop a structure during...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Today, Dr. Randall Charbeneau, Assistant Vice Chancellor of the University of Texas System and Dr. Fredrick Jenet, Director of the UTB-Center for Advanced Radio Astronomy (CARA) are in Mexico City, to discuss with its Mexican counterparts...
The College Scholarship Leadership Access Program has responded to COVID-19 by transforming our programming to meet these trying times.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, CSLAP hosts college access workshops at local high schools and provides near-peer mentorship for graduating students.  In addition to ensuring a...
On April 6, I delivered the following statement to the Senate Subcommittee on Border Security on Senate Bill 1819, which seeks to repeal in-state tuition for illegal immigrants: I have been a contemplative conservative all of my adult life. I...
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...
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...
PHARR, RGV - UT-Rio Grande Valley has seen its funding for “special items” drastically cut in the new state budget. Among the items affected are the McAllen Teaching Site and the Starr County Upper Level Center in Rio Grande City. Texas...
Significant progress has been made since 2000 in the area of encouraging Texans to attend and graduate from college. As I described in my last column, many key goals in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) “Closing the...
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....

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