2019 News and Events

April 2019

February 2019

  • The Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (TRACS) is a network of faculty members, students and sustainability professionals supporting higher education in Texas by implementing climate change and sustainability solutions across campus operations, academic curriculum and off-campus fields of influence. TRACS facilitates collaboration between higher education institutions through a variety of means including the Annual TRACS Summit. TRACS is supported by volunteer members representing Texas colleges and universities.

    Huston-Tillotson was proud to host the 2019 Summit that took place on the campus in Austin, Texas from February 17-19, 2019. The year’s theme was “Bringing Environmental Justice to Campus,” so that TX colleges and universities can share what they are doing to advance environmental justice. Photos coming soon

January 2019

  • The Office for Sustainability kicks off its Spring '19 Sustainability Fellows program. Sustainability Fellows are graduate students who receive a scholarship for their collaboration with OFS on sustainability research projects, including the biennial AASHE-STARS assessment of UTRGV's sustainability commitment across the campus. Read more about the Fellowship...
  • Faculty and staff make sustainability connections in D.C.. UTRGV faculty from the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Marianella Franklin, UTRGV Chief Sustainability Officer, attended a "Sustainable Infrastructure and Resilience" conference sponsored by the National Council for Science and the Environment. "We came back with a lot of great contacts for federal agencies and corporations that we hope to collaborate with in the future," said Franklin.