The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was recognized for its commitment to engage with the community.
The university received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for 2020. According to a press release, UTRGV is one of 119 colleges and universities in the country to receive the classification.
University of Texas System Chancellor James B. Milliken said the UTRGV designation comes to no surprise.
“When it comes to improving the social and economic mobility of students, there are few institutions in the nation that make more of an impact than UT Rio Grande Valley,” he said in the release. “Because UTRGV is invested and engaged in communities throughout the Valley, it has a deep understanding of the support and resources students need to be successful during and after college.
UTRGV President Guy Bailey said he believes the recognition is an important acknowledgment of the work of the university.
“Community Engagement is one of UTRGV’s core priorities and this tremendous honor validates all the extraordinary things we’re doing for the entire Rio Grande Valley,” said Bailey, in the release. “This is truly a team effort that recognizes the community engagement efforts of many of our students, faculty and staff. We should all be extremely proud of this designation.”
The release states this is the first time UTRGV has received the recognition.