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Dr. Vela and Chancellor Rosenstone

Dr. Leonel Vela: Reflecting on 15 years and eager to move forward


For the past 15 years, medical education in the Rio Grande Valley has been under the watchful eye of Dr. Leonel Vela, Founding Regional Dean of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen.

Dr. Theresa A. Maldonado

Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development Named for UTRGV


President Guy Bailey announced the appointment of Dr. Theresa A. Maldonado as Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development. Her academic career spans nearly 25 years at two universities with 14 of those years in various research administration roles.

Match Day excitement for medical students met with cheers and tears


Forty-two medical students received notice on Friday, March 20 that they will spend their next three to seven years in training as residents at Rio Grande Valley hospitals.

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Our 186-acre campus in Edinburg features a new Wellness Center, new residence hall, and a covered walkway that spans the perimeter of campus.
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Our 320-acre campus in Brownsville provides students with state-of-the-art facilities and technology, as well as beautiful architecture and a scenic oxbow lake.
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Harlingen is home to the Regional Academic Health Center and UTRGV’s 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Smart Hospital and technology complex.
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South Padre Island

UTRGV’s Coastal Studies Lab is located on South Padre Island, serves as our marine biology laboratory, and offers graduate level biology courses.
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The McAllen Teaching Site offers education and business courses, primarily serving professionals in the city of McAllen.
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Rio Grande City

UTRGV’s Starr County Upper-Level Center in Rio Grande City offers courses in bilingual education, criminal justice, history, English, and anthropology.