UT-Brownsville, Texas Southmost Face Difficult Breakup

BROWNSVILLE — This weekend, along the border’s southern tip, homecoming at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College will be bittersweet for many. It will be one of the last, at least for the unique partnership between a community college and upper division university that operated as one institution for 20 years.

“Everything this year is going to be that way,” said Juliet V. García, who has been the only president in the history of the joint institution.

The partnership was conceived in 1991 as a cost-effective way to attract upper-level degree programs to one of ...

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