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Irv Downing

Irv Downing  

Irv Downing
Vice President
for Economic Development and Community Services



Master of Arts in Environmental Studies, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1977
Bachelor of Arts in History, State University of New York, College at Fredonia B.A., 1975.

Joined UTB:

May 2009

Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Directing University efforts in economic development and community services through the resources at the ITEC Center, which includes continuing education, customized workforce training programs, business incubation, international trade services and University research to commercialization activities. Other responsibilities include managing The Arts Center and the Fort Brown Memorial Center.

Previous Experience:

  • President Rio Grande Valley Region, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Lower Rio Grande Valley Region, TX. and Commercial Division Manager, June 1987 to May 2009.
  • Executive Director, Brownsville Economic Development Foundation, Brownsville, TX. February 1984 to June 1987.
  • Senior Planner, City of Brownsville Planning Department, Brownsville TX. October 1977 to February 1984.

Contact Informatio​n:
Office of the VP for
Economic Development and Community Services
Cueto Building #205
Brownsville, TX 78520

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