As South Texas prepares for Tuesday, July 16 bill-signing ceremony for UTPA/UTB merger, Rep. Canales praises new vision for university
DAVID A. DÍAZ, My Harlingen News
A packed house is expected on Tuesday, July 16, in the Student Union Building at the University of Texas-Pan American for a morning bill-signing ceremony, featuring Gov. Rick Perry, along with state legislators, UT System officials, and county and local leaders.
The gathering, which is open to the public, will herald the merger of UT-Pan American with UT-Brownsville, and the creation of a full-fledged UT medical school, which will include a major component of the medical school in Hidalgo County, says Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg.
Perry will join Gene Powell of San Antonio, formerly of Weslaco and who is Chairman of the UT System Board Regents, Ernest “Ernie” Aliseda of McAllen, a member of the UT System Board of Regents, and Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., Chancellor of the UT System, for the event. They will unveil plans for the new university in South Texas.