$98M UTPA science building among projects for consideration by regents

McALLEN — University of Texas System regents will consider a set of $800 million in bond projects at a meeting Wednesday, including a new science building at UT-Pan American and a new campus at UT-Brownsville.

The projects would be funded through tuition revenue bonds, a financing method backed by tuition and fees with legislative approval.

Hidalgo County representatives announced their support for the items this week ahead of the regents’ meeting. With approval from state lawmakers, the projects would be added to the System’s capital improvement program.

The $98 million science building would add 44 labs, 19 of them for teaching, and three new classrooms at UTPA that could seat up to 115 students.


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