Several UTB Offices Complete Relocations Throughout Brownsville
The Woods at 415 East Alton Gloor Boulevard between South Texas Rehabilitation Hospital and CVS Pharmacy
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – AUGUST 29, 2013 – The beginning of the new academic year marks the start of The University of Texas at Brownsville operating as a full four-year university in The University of Texas System.
This summer, several offices and academic departments moved to new locations on campus with some functions moving to other parts of the city. The relocations took place because of the establishment of separate campuses for UTB and Texas Southmost College.
Some of the biggest moves involved complete divisions.
The Division of Business Affairs is now located at The Woods at 415 East Alton Gloor Boulevard between South Texas Rehabilitation Hospital and CVS Pharmacy. The functions that were previously in separate buildings on the campus are now under one roof: Accounting and Finance, the Employee Development Center, PeopleSoftware Project, Internal Audits, the Budget, Purchasing and Compliance offices, Environmental Health & Safety and Human Resources.
“Having the division in one location without the boundaries of space that we’ve had in the past will allow us to cross train personnel to assist customers in many areas,” said Rosemary Martinez, Vice President for Business Affairs.
The Cueto Building at the corner of East Madison Street and East 13th Street in historic downtown
“The building will become a one-stop location for business services.”
With Business Affairs’ move to north Brownsville, several functions will now be processed electronically including training certificates, direct deposit authorization forms, timecards, fixed asset forms and absence reports. Specific email addresses have been set up for Business Affairs’ offices to receive scanned paperwork.
“The distance from the main campus has required us to expand the delivery of our services using technology to minimize or eliminate a trip to this location,” said Martinez.
“We are also transitioning from keeping documents in paper format to electronic format only.”
The Division of Institutional Advancement will soon move a few blocks from the main campus to the Cueto Building at the corner of East Madison Street and East 13th Street in historic downtown. The offices of News and Information, University Relations, Web Communications and Creative Services will be at Cueto.
“We were fortunate to locate suitable space in a historical downtown building for Institutional Advancement, just a short distance from the UTB campus,” said Irv Downing, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. “We’re still in the neighborhood, just closer to the heart of downtown.”
The Division of Economic Development and Community Services has relocated the business incubator and professional education, including the Language Institute, to Resaca Village at the corner of East Price Road and the Interstate 69 East Frontage Road. The University Testing Center has also moved to Resaca Village.
“This new space is a natural to deliver our small business and entrepreneurship programs to the community and easy access is important as these programs are part of our university community outreach efforts,” said Downing. “The testing center should also benefit from the free parking and good location Resaca Village provides.”
Resaca Village at the corner of East Price Road and the Interstate 69 East Frontage Road