The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the support of initiatives to create educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley on Jan. 15.
The Board of Trustees approved a resolution to support the Chancellor of the University of Texas, Dr. Francisco G. Cigarroa, and their Board of Regents efforts to establish a valley-wide emerging research facility and medical school currently known by the unofficial name of the University of Texas for the Americas.
“This is an opportunity for HCISD to highlight their important work,” said Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores. “Our district would like to thank the Chancellor and the entire Board of Regents for their work to transform the educational landscape of the Rio Grande Valley for the future of students in our state and nation.”
The new university would include the University of Texas at Brownsville, the University of Texas – Pan American and the future South Texas School of Medicine.
The result would be a single institution that spans across the Rio Grande Valley, with a presence in each of the major metropolitan areas. The initiative is expected to promote economic growth, and provide opportunities for world-class higher education.