At two ceremonies, Perry signs bill creating South Texas University
- At two different Tuesday ceremonies, one at Edinburg's University of Texas-Pan American and the other at the University of texas at Brownsville, Texas Gov. Rick Perry ceremonially signed Senate Bill 24, merging the two schools into South Texas University.
- Few new details were provided about the new school, a work in progress that is set to feature a medical school and is referred to as "Project South Texas" by the University of Texas System.
- South Texas University is currently expected to open in 2015 with an initial student population around 28,000, and students currently enrolled in UT-Brownsville and UT-Pan American will be automatically admitted to the new Rio Grande Valley institution.
From the article:
... The passage of Senate Bill 24 was among the most heralded accomplishments of the regular session, and a number of lawmakers attended both ceremonies, which also featured leaders of the universities and the University of Texas System.
Perry described the ceremonial signing — he officially signed SB 24 on June 14 — as "one of the greatest moments in my governorship." ...
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