The University of Texas System released five potential name and logo combinations for its new university in the Rio Grande Valley on Monday and invited the public to weigh in.
The proposed names are: The University of Texas for the Americas; The University of Texas Las Americas; The University of Texas International; The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and The University of Texas South.
The board of regents will make the final decision, but the public is invited to contribute their feeback — and even submit other suggestions — until Dec. 6. The new university, which will merge the University of Texas-Pan American, the University of Texas-Brownsville, and a new medical school, is expected to enroll its first class in 2015.
The logo and school colors will be chosen by the new university president, who has not yet been selected, with input from students and the community. According to system rules, one of the colors must be a shade of orange.
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