With El Paso high school students
Wednesday I traveled to El Paso to open UT Austin’s newest admissions center. With admissions centers from Longview to El Paso (as well as counselors from the Valley to the Panhandle), it feels like we truly have our arms around the state of Texas.
It was great to see the students, parents, Texas Exes, and University supporters come together to celebrate this opening. To continue to be Texas’ top public research university, we need the best students from every part of our state. Far west Texas represents a very important region for us. Congratulations to Michael Talamantes, the center’s founding director.
There are two prepositional phrases in our name: “of Texas” and “at Austin.” We are first and foremost “of Texas” — all of Texas. And although we’ve recruited in El Paso for a long time, it feels good to have a permanent presence there ensuring we get good information about the University to El Paso’s brightest students and their parents.
Hook ’em Horns,
Opening the El Paso Admissions Center
With Corinne Chacon of the office of State Sen. Jose R. Rodriguez, and my wife, Kim