The Paisano

UT System plans to merge two South Texas universities, create med school

January 29, 2013

In December 2012, the UT System’s Board ofRegents unanimously approved a plan to merge two Rio Grande Valley universities—UTPan American (UTPA) and UT Brownsville.With relatively small student populations of19,000 and 8,600 respectively and limited research capacities, the schools havehad difficul...