President's Messages

UTRGV President Dr. Guy Bailey speaking to audience.

A Message from Dr. Guy Bailey - March 27, 2020

These are unprecedented times. Many of us around the country have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This week we transitioned to remote instruction for the spring semester and our UTRGV students are adjusting to this new reality. As with any disruption to the norm comes hardship. Many of our students have lost jobs they depend on, some incurred unexpected moving and travel expenses, while others are unable to return home to be with their families.


UTRGV COVID-19 Case Update - March 27, 2020

UTRGV learned today that one of our students and one of our faculty have each tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our student tested positive after traveling out of state and our faculty member after returning from international travel. Please join me in sending positive thoughts to these Vaqueros for a speedy recovery. 


Message from the President: Time Tracking and Productivity Management during COVID-19 Pandemic - March 25, 2020

To: Faculty & Staff. We deeply appreciate the work that all of you have done over the last few weeks to help our students cope with the effects of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This pandemic has placed many new requirements on UTRGV’s faculty, staff, student employees, and administrators. One of the new challenges we face as supervisors is the management of our work and of most of our employees in an entirely new remote format.


Message from the President - March 20, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a series of Executive Orders related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) preparedness and mitigation for the state of Texas. Among his direct orders, Governor Abbott directed government entities, including universities, to...


COVID-19 Update: Campus Operations - March 13, 2020

As a follow-up to yesterday’s message announcing the proactive measures UTRGV is initiating to mitigate the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the campus community, the university would like to provide more information regarding campus operations. 


Message from the President regarding COVID-19 - March 12, 2020

As part of our ongoing commitment to our UTRGV community’s health and safety, the Office of Emergency Preparedness, along with our Infectious Disease Outbreak Committee, continues to monitor the current COVID–19 (coronavirus) outbreak. To help mitigate the impact of the outbreak on our campus community, UTRGV announces the following proactive measures...


Message from the President regarding COVID-19 - March 6, 2020

As part of our ongoing commitment to our UTRGV community’s health and safety, the Office of Emergency Preparedness, along with our Infectious Disease Outbreak Committee, continues to monitor the current COVID–19 (coronavirus) outbreak, both foreign and domestic. Given the recent levels of COVID–19, UTRGV has decided to suspend all UTRGV Faculty/Staff/Student related travel to the following states...


Message from the President regarding COVID-19 - March 6, 2020

We continue to monitor the progression of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and are taking proactive measures to mitigate impact to our campus community. Therefore, to help ensure the safety and security of our students, faculty, staff, patients and community during the outbreak, UTRGV is instituting the following university-related and personal travel restrictions/guidelines.


Message from the President - March 5, 2020

In accordance with SACSCOC policy, a Special Committee of our peers visited campus this week for meetings with administrators, faculty, staff and students as part of the Reaffirmation process. I am excited to share that today the Committee’s report reflected the best possible outcome of no findings.


Today is Election Day - March 3, 2020

Have you voted yet? We’ve all heard the saying, “Your Vote is Your Voice.” Yet, far too few of us make our voices heard.

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