BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS –
DECEMBER 11 , 2013 – Dr.
Alan F.J. Artibise,
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at The
University of Texas at Brownsville, has been chosen for the Urban Affairs Association’s Service
Artibise will formally
receive the recognition on Friday, March 21 at the
organization’s 44th conference at The Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio.
Affairs Association was
founded in 1969 in Boston and is for academia and professionals focused on
“I am delighted by
this honor,” said Artibise. “It is always special when colleagues you work with
take time to recognize your work and contributions, especially when those
contributions were a labor of love for the field of urban studies. I always
take pride in calling myself an urbanist. I look forward to reconnecting with
colleagues in San Antonio.”
Artibise served from
1986 to 1992 on the UAA’s Board of Governors and is a former Chair of the
Board. He helped internationalize the UAA by organizing conferences in Canada
in 1986 and 1991.
Artibise received a
bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of
Manitoba in 1967 and a doctoral degree in urban history from the University of
British Columbia in 1972.
Artibise has been at
UTB since fall 2009.
He is currently on the
Board of Trustees at Valley Baptist Medical Center – Brownsville and the Board
of Directors for United Brownsville.
Before coming to
Brownsville, he held academic positions at Arizona State University, the
University of New Orleans, University of Missouri – St. Louis, the University
of British Columbia, the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg,
the University of Victoria and University College of the Cariboo in British
He has written several
books and articles on urban growth, social and urban history, sprawl control
and planning and development.
Artibise is a past
member of the Rio Grande Valley Higher Education Initiative, the Arizona-Mexico
Border Commission, the Canada Arizona Business Council and the Committee for a
Better New Orleans.
He has received honors
from Lambda Alpha International, the International Council for Canadian Studies
and the Association for Canadian Studies.