New Program Development

Development of innovative new programs is critical for UTRGV to fulfill its mission of transforming the Rio Grande Valley, the Americas, and the World and to become an emerging research university.  The Office of Executive Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies and New Program Development continuously solicits, captures, and receives new program ideas/proposals from the campus community including faculty, staff, students, chairs, directors, deans, VPs, EVPs, Deputy President, and the President and coordinates reviews of all new program ideas/proposals.  The office also assists with all aspects of proposal development including market analysis, student demand assessments, existing programs information collection, library resources, CIP codes, marketable skills, employment statistics, UTRGV data, and full budget development. 


New Program Development Process

  1. Planning steps for New Programs (Academic and Health) includes details of the New Program Development process.
  2. To submit a new program idea, complete the New Program Idea Proposal Form.
  3. All New Idea Proposal Forms are reviewed by the New Program Development Team.  

New Program Development Office Staff

  • Parwinder Grewal, EVP Research, Graduate Studies and New Program Development
  • Marcela De Leon, Director of Budget & Operations
  • Market Analyst - Vacant
  • New Program Development Faculty Fellow - Vacant
  • Liza Soria, Administrative Associate

For any questions related to New Program Development: Contact Liza Soria, Administrative Associate, at liza.soria01@utrgv.edu; 956-665-2810