Office of Development


The Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) Office works to engage corporations and philanthropic organizations in the education, research, and community outreach mission of The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA). It develops and sustains mutually beneficial partnerships between corporations and foundations and UTPA’s faculty and students. We act as liaisons by providing resources and opportunities for the enhancement of relationships with UTPA academic colleges, departments, and programs. Partnership opportunities include: philanthropic support, research projects, student recruitment, special events, conferences, and participation on advisory councils and steering committees. This broad engagement of corporate and foundation partners serves to strengthen UTPA as a leading Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS).

Connections & Resources

Alumni Relations
Career Services
FESTIBA (Festival of International Books and Arts)
HESTEC (Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology)
Rapid Response Manufacturing Center
TMAC (Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center) of South Texas

Contact Corporate and Foundation Relations:

Velinda V. Reyes
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Ernesto Rodriguez
Development Officer

The University of Texas-Pan American
Division of University Advancement ITT 1.210
Development Office – Corporate and Foundation Relations
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
Phone:  (956) 665-5301
Fax:  (956) 665-5308

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Office of Development
The University of Texas-Pan American

1201 W. University Drive, ITT 1.210
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 665-5301
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