UTPB President requests $9 million allocation from UT System


Cassie Rivera

Graduates are applauded by their families as they recognize their families as well.

On Friday, Dec. 15, a game-changing decision could be made by the U.T. System Board of Regents–whether or not to allocate $9 million in funds to The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) in order to bolster such strategic initiatives as:

  • Enrollment management and student success and retention,
  • Technology/business process re-engineering,
  • Bridge funding to transition from Academic Partners to a new platform online; programs, and
  • Capital investments for Student Services,

according to the recently released Regents’ agenda, The agenda states: “U.T. Permian Basin President Sandra Woodley has analyzed the operations and management of the institution and identified significant institutional challenges in most operational areas. Based on that assessment, President Woodley intends to implement an aggressive plan to revitalize the institution in the next three years.”

If granted by the Regents Dec. 15, the plan would begin immediately in Fall 2018.