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...
MCALLEN, Texas - Stakeholders from across Hidalgo County should collaborate to address the digital divide. This is the opinion of David C. Plummer, vice president of information services and planning at South Texas College.  Plummer gave an update on STC activities...
MCALLEN, Texas - The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents announced on Monday the creation of a $100-million scholarship fund aimed at first-generation and low-income students. The newly inaugurated Regents’ Scholarship hopes to address “diversity issues” and to...
Dear UTRGV Family:I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe.Last month I appointed Dr. John Krouse, executive vice president for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, to lead a Return to Campus Task Force charged with...

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