- With Texas Gov. Rick Perry's expected signature on Senate Bill 24, the University of Texas Brownsville and Pan-American will cease to be, with a new UT System school--with to-be-determined colors, mascot and president--rising in their place.
- The new university would operate largely on Brownsville and Pan-American's existing campuses and is expected to begin with around 28,000 students once it receives accreditation.
- The yet-to-be-named university is expected to have physical campuses in Brownsville, Edinburg, Harlingen and McAllen, where the school's primary administrative headquarters will be located.
From the article:
... “This is not about merging the two universities,” said state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville. “It is about creating a new one. We have an incredible opportunity now to become one valley and one region.” ...