EDINBURG — Being a point of contact for all emergency responders in the area is one of Pablo Mendez’ main concerns as emergency management coordinator for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and now his focus will widen as he will lead an emergency committee for the entire UT System.Mendez was appointed chairman of the UT System Emergency Management Committee during their last meeting on Dec. 6, 2017, as Lorenzo Sanchez, from UT- San Antonio, completed his two-year term as...
Now, Mendez is leading the committee, which he described as a space where ideas and experiences are shared to better prepare for any type of crisis that might come their way at any of the system’s 13 institutions. “I don’t view it as a chance for me to put a certain agenda out there and change things,” he said. “I think it’s more about leading the platform of what other people want to see initiated and enacted.
The UT Board of Regents approved the project early last year, but after several delays, construction started at the end of 2017. The center is expected to be fully functioning by August 2018. “Since there’s already a shell, it’s not going t be a year or two-year project,” said Rick Anderson, executive vice president of finance at UTRGV. “It was essentially delayed by a semester.
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Selecting a term
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