Monday, November 1, 2021
  Around Campus, Community

By Melissa Vasquez

Lana Condor
Lana Condor, actress, will serve as the next speaker of UTRGV's Distinguished Speaker Series on Nov. 16. (Courtesy Photo)

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV’s 2021-2022 Distinguished Speaker Series (DSS) featuring Lana Condor, an actress known for projects such as To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Deadly Class, will be rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Due to scheduling conflicts with Condor, the free virtual event was moved from Nov. 3 to Nov. 16. Hosted by UTRGV Student Activities, the online event is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. 

Condor has risen to global recognition since her acting debut as Jubilation Lee, aka Jubilee, in the 2016 feature film X-Men: Apocalypse. Her portrayal of Lara Jean Covey in the Netflix film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, was the catalyst that launched her to global success. 

Condor has become one of the most in-demand leading ladies in the entertainment industry and has used her growing platform to generate awareness for causes near and dear to her heart, including The Asia Foundation, where she established a scholarship to send underprivileged girls and women to school in Vietnam.

For more information on DSS, visit


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.