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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:11 pm

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa will return to the Rio Grande Valley Nov. 20 for talks with community and religious leaders about Project South Texas.

The talks focusing on the consolidation of the University of Texas at Brownsville and UT-Pan American, according to a system press release, will take place in Harlingen at the Regional Academic Health Center where Cigarroa will meet with clergy members from the Valley at 2 p.m.

Afterward, Cigarroa will meet at the RAHC with development board and alumni association leaders from the University of Texas at Brownsville and UT—Pan American.

Prior to those conversations, Cigarroa will meet with students in the Lyford Consolidated Independent School District to discuss education in South Texas, according to the press release.

This is third in a series of community engagement visits the chancellor has made to South Texas to meet with students, staff, faculty and community members.

According to the UT System, Cigarroa is tentatively scheduled to return to the Valley on Dec. 18.

The new university is expected to enroll its first class in fall 2015.

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