For Immediate Release
September 21,

Dedication of Education & Business Complex Set for Tuesday  

The public is invited to attend the dedication of the new Education and Business Complex. on Tuesday, September 27 at 10 a.m.   

First of several new campus construction projects planned along recently completed University Boulevard, this graceful new $28 million, 100,000-square-foot addition unites education and business programs under one rooftop dome for the first time. 

Robert W. Shepard of Harlingen, newly named chairman of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Fred Rusteberg, President of International Bank of Commerce and Cyndi  Krier, Vice Chairman of the UT System Board of Regents will speak at the dedication. Shepard and Rusteberg are founding members and former chairman of UTB’s Development Board.   

“You can see the beautiful buildings and landscaped grounds and see the importance that our community places on education,” said Mary Sullivan, co-interim dean of the School of Business. “The economic impact of the School of Business, combined with the School of Education, is tremendous.”

Community members can also join students and faculty for a discussion of “The Impact of Education and Business on a Community”. The symposium will follow the dedication of the new Education and Business Complex, at 1:00 p.m. in the large lecture classroom. 

Welcome W. Wilson, Sr. and Cecilia Anzaldua, both honored as Distinguished Alumnus of Texas Southmost College, will lead the discussion.  

Wilson is chairman and CEO of GSL Industrial Holdings, a partner in more than 50 industrial properties in Texas, and has been a successful real estate developer, financier and broker in Houston since 1955.  He attended Brownsville Junior College in 1944.  

Anzaldua is a former director of Barney Brand Management Worldwide for Lyrick Studios where she traveled the world on behalf of a big purple dinosaur beloved by preschoolers everywhere. A former schoolteacher and principal, Anzaldua has returned to public school education and is now Executive Director for Advanced Academic Services for the Dallas Independent School District.  She attended the college in 1969.  

The new complex is located on University Blvd. Please take US 77/83 south to the University Blvd. exit, and then turn right onto University Blvd.  The building is located on the right, and parking is on the left. 

There is also a pedestrian bridge behind the Student Union, linking the new complex to the rest of the campus. 

For more information, call the Office of the President at 956-882-8201.