UTSA to observe UT System Recognition Day on Friday, Nov. 8

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(Nov. 7, 2013) -- The nine universities and six health institutions in the University of Texas System will celebrate UT System Recognition Day on Friday, Nov. 8. The UT System has served higher education in Texas for more than 130 years. UTSA community members are encouraged to wear UTSA colors and wear service pins Nov. 8-9.

As part of the celebration, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa was invited to attend the Saturday, Nov. 9 UTSA football game to be recognized. A special announcement and program during halftime will honor the chancellor and the achievements and longevity of the UT System, and express UTSA’s pride in being part of it.

Created Sept. 15, 1883, with the first meeting of the Board of Regents, the main university was established in Austin and the Medical Branch in Galveston. For more than 130 years, the UT System has been committed to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research and health care.

The system is one of the nation’s largest systems of higher education with nine academic institutions and six health institutions that educate more than 216,000 students and employ 87,000 faculty and staff. Each year, UT’s academic institutions award more than one-third of all undergraduate degrees in Texas, and its health institutions grant two-thirds of all health-professional degrees.

The UT System health institutions provide care to millions of patients each year, and UT System faculty and students are engaged in cutting-edge research and making significant discoveries that benefit society.

Through the leadership of the chancellor, Board of Regents and UT presidents, student success and access are top priorities for the University of Texas System, and UT institutions will continue to set the standard for excellence in higher education.

In honor of UT System Recognition Day, Aramark Dining Services at the UTSA Main and Downtown campuses will provide large cups of coffee for $1 from 7 to 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8.