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Former UT-Brownsville President Juliet García to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

García served as the president of the University of Texas at Brownsville until it merged with the University of Texas-Pan American to become the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She is the first Mexican American woman to lead a college or university in the United States.

Then-UT Brownsville President Juliet García attended the University of Texas System Board of Regents meeting Aug. 21, 2013.

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