This will be the Board of Regents’ fourth visit to the University, since UTPA joined the UT System in 1989. The Board last visited UTPA in 1999.
"There is no better way to get a lasting impression of a university than to appreciate its unique culture firsthand, and that's why the Board feels it is important to periodically visit UT System institutions,” H. Scott Caven Jr., chairman of The University of Texas System Board of Regents, said. “These visits give the Board a chance to interact with faculty, staff and students, and offers us a taste of campus life we might not otherwise experience. We very much look forward to visiting UT Pan American."
Over the two-day visit, the Board will gather at the International Trade and Technology Building for combined committee meetings and a general Board meeting.
“UTPA is honored to host the UT System Board of Regents. This is an exciting opportunity for the Regents, especially the newly appointed ones, to see the many positive changes that have taken place on this campus and the tremendous growth this region is experiencing. I'm confident they will be duly impressed,” Dr. Blandina Cárdenas, UTPA president, said.
Originally, the UT System Board of Regents’ were scheduled to visit the campus Aug. 22-23, 2007, but the threat of Hurricane Dean to the Gulf Coast region canceled the trip.
Board of Regents members include Caven, Houston; James R. Huffines, vice chairman, Austin; Robert B. Rowling, vice chairman, Dallas; Robert A. Estrada, Dallas; John W. Barnhill Jr., Austin; Colleen McHugh, Corpus Christi; James D. Dannenbaum, Houston; Paul Foster, El Paso; Printice L. Gary, Dallas; and Randal Matthew Camarillo, student regent, Ft. Worth.
For an agenda of the meeting, visit http://www.utsystem.edu/bor/meetings.htm.