Gov. Perry Brings Historic HB 153 Gift to TAMIU

Gov. Perry Brings Historic
HB 153 Gift to TAMIU

Texas Governor Rick Perry brought a remarkable gift to Texas A&M International University this Tuesday.

Gov. Perry held a ceremonial signing of House Bill 153, which will provide $1.9 billion in Tuition Revenue Bond (TRB) funding to 48 universities and colleges statewide. TAMIU will receive $37.5 million.

Perry lauded the University’s growth and leadership, noting that TAMIU’s enrollment growth last year was five times higher than the State average.

He said the Tuesday signing signaled the largest outlay of tuition revenue bonds in the history of the State.

Accompanying him at the signing were the bill’s author, State Senator Judith Zaffirini , D-Laredo; State Representative Ryan Guillen, D-Rio Grande City and TAMIU president Dr. Ray Keck.

The TAMIU funding will enable the University to build a $25 million Student Success Center, complete a perimeter road and upgrade its air-conditioning systems, ($7.6 million) and complete a theatre in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts ($4.9 million.)

Since opening its 300-acre campus in northeast Laredo in 1995, TAMIU has received $140.7 million in construction TRBs.  The University just celebrated its 35th anniversary.

For additional information, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, e-mail prmis@tamiu.edu or visit tamiu.edu

 

Governer Rick Perry signed HB 153, which will invest $1.8 billion dollars in new construction for Texas universities, including TAMIU

Gov. Rick Perry signs HB 153 authorizing $1.9 billion in construction projects for Texas higher education as Senator Judith Zaffirini, State Rep. Ryan Guillen and TAMIU president Ray Keck look on.

 

State Senator Judith Zaffirini holds the pen used to sign the historic HB 153 at TAMIU Tuesday afternoon as State Rep. Ryan Guillen, TAMIU president Ray Keck and Governor Rick Perry smile.

State Senator Judith Zaffirini holds the pen used to sign the historic HB 153 at TAMIU Tuesday afternoon as State Rep. Ryan Guillen, TAMIU president Ray Keck and Governor Rick Perry smile. The University will receive $37.5 million to include construction of the new Student Success Center and completion of the theatre in the Center for the Fine and
Performing Arts.


Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu

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