UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE. The University of Texas at Brownsville, located on the grounds of Fort Brown, was first established as Pan American University–Brownsville in 1973. In 1972 the Texas Southmost College board of trustees took bids from Texas A&I University and Pan American University for the establishment of a four-year program in Brownsville, and on January 15, 1973, the offer made by Pan American was accepted. The extension program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in May 1973. Classes at Pan American University–Brownsville commenced in the fall of that year, when the school had an enrollment of 262 undergraduates and 130 graduates in fifty-five classes. It offered three undergraduate degrees and three graduate degrees. In the fall of 1977 Pan American University–Brownsville became a separate entity governed by Pan American University regents but was funded by the state. In the 1980s, while Pan American University was making plans to merge with the University of Texas System, the administration of Pan American University–Brownsville attempted to gain autonomy for their school; however, on May 26, 1989, it became part of the UT System as the University of Texas–Pan American–Brownsville. In September 1991 the name was changed to the University of Texas at Brownsville and the school began a partnership with Texas Southmost College. UT Brownsville became a four-year institution in the fall of 1998. Enrollment in the fall of 2000 was 10,271 with a faculty of 449. Juliet V. García was president.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Alicia A. Garza, "University of Texas At Brownsville," accessed September 25, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/kcusu.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.