Message from the EVP

Dr. Parwinder Grewal
Dr. Parwinder Grewal

Welcome to the Division of Research, Graduate Studies, and New Program Development. Our division aims to empower individuals in one of the fastest growing regions in the country, the Rio Grande Valley, by offering accessible pathways to higher education and strategic post-graduate programs, in which students and faculty are encouraged to collaborate across disciplines to make impactful connections that foster curiosity for discoveries that meet our region’s unique needs. Together, we will contribute to healthy economies, sustainable environments, and innovation.

We are particularly committed to supporting and empowering faculty and students to maximize their potential contributions to the world by developing specialized programs, student-success initiatives, and post-graduate degree programs that cater to professionals in the fast-changing world. Working alongside UTRGV’s world-class faculty and researchers, students will engage with UTRGV’s specially-tailored programs to become the next generation of innovators and intellectual contributors to transform our region and the world.

We invite students, faculty, and the Rio Grande Valley community to join us in this quest and utilize everything we have to offer to our community.

Dr. Parwinder Grewal
Executive Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies, and New Program Development