The University of Texas System board of regents voted unanimously this morning to approve “University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley” as the name for the new school to be created by the consolidation of UT-Brownsville and UT-Pan American.
The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System will meet Thursday, Dec. 12, in Austin in which they will consider and authorize the name of the new University of Texas in South Texas.
According to the agenda, the names that the board of regents will consider are:
1. The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)
2. The University of Texas-South (UTSouth)
3. The University of Texas Pan American (UTPA)
Other U. T. System-proposed names such as:
-U. T. for the Americas, and
-U. T. International received modest levels of support.
You can watch the meeting online via: http://videoportal.utsystem.edu/Mediasite/Play/47d020a3dc394c77ac73cbfc72cacc8b1d
Members of the UT-Brownsville Volleyball Team pose in the Casa Bella Clubhouse during a celebration this afternoon of their 2013 NAIA National Volleyball Championship, which they won Saturday night after defeating Biola University in Sioux City, Iowa. This is the second national championship for the team. They last won in 2011.