|The new university's School of Medicine would include the UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s Regional Academic Health Center campuses in Harlingen (pictured) and Edinburg.|
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AUSTIN (Dec. 6, 2012) — The University of Texas System Board of Regents Dec. 6 unanimously approved an initiative to authorize Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa to work with the Texas Legislature to establish a new university that includes the University of Texas at Brownsville, the University of Texas-Pan American and the future South Texas School of Medicine.
The plan would result in a single institution that spans the entire Rio Grande Valley, with a presence in each of the major metropolitan areas of Brownsville, Edinburg, Harlingen and McAllen.
image2 The board also approved the allocation of $100 million over the next 10 years to accelerate the pace of transitioning the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen to a school of medicine.Read the complete UT System news release