Tag Archives: Guy Bailey

UTRGV School of Nursing Set To Expand

Rendering of the UTRGV School of Nursing facility in Pharr. (Courtesy City of Pharr)

The UTRGV School of Nursing celebrated its expansion during a signing ceremony Sept. 2 with the City of Pharr at the site of the school’s future facility at 2800 N. Cage Boulevard. In May, the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded the school a $2-million grant under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act fund. The federal funding will also be matched with $24 million in local investments. The project…

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UTRGV Human Genetics Doctoral Program Proposal Approved

Human Genetics

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently approved the degree proposal for a doctorate in human genetics for the UTRGV School of Medicine. The new human genetics Ph.D. program will be a full-time, four-year, 72-credit-hour degree plan. It will focus on applications of human genetics to medicine. The program will also address the growing need for researchers in human genetics and genomics in South Texas. The program still must now receive…

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First Podiatry Program in State Coming to UTRGV

Dr. Lawrence Harkless, interim dean of the UTRGV School of Podiatry (Jennifer Galindo, UTRGV photo)

The first school of podiatry is coming to Texas in the fall of 2022. Furthermore, it will be right here in the Rio Grande Valley at UTRGV. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a request from the university to create a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine with a major in Podiatric Medicine for the UTRGV School of Podiatry. The school will allow students to pursue careers in the medical…

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UTRGV Offers Fall/Spring Relief Packages

UTRGV Fall/Spring Relief Package

UTRGV is now offering a Fall/Spring Relief Package which will provide eligible students with up to $1,500 in financial assistance during the 2020-21 academic year. The funds come through a combination of CARES Act funds and university funds. Starting This Fall: All enrolled eligible students will receive a $500 CARES cash grant they can use to defray expenses they may have incurred while attending school during the pandemic. This includes…

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Bailey is Border Texan of the Year

Guy Bailey

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley President Guy Bailey is the 2019 Border Texan of the Year. He will be honored at a dinner and reception Nov. 21 at the McAllen Convention Center. “I am deeply honored and humbled to have been selected as 2019 Border Texan of the Year. This is easily the highest honor I have ever received, and I am particularly pleased because it comes from my colleagues in the Rio Grande…

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Edinburg Public Affairs Luncheon

Guy Bailey

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce will host a Public Affairs Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Guy Bailey. The UTRGV president will present a “State of the University Address.” Under Bailey’s leadership, UTRGV has had success in multiple areas. Student retention, research expenditures and philanthropic gifts to the institution have increased dramatically. In 2018, UTRGV was ranked the fourth-best university in Texas behind UT Austin, Rice and Texas A&M. Overall, UTRGV awards…

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