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UT System Architect Talks to CTE Advisory Board

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD

University of Texas System architect Richard De Leon addressed the Career and Technical Education Advisory Board in their semi-annual meeting Tuesday.

De Leon, a native of Edinburg, is the Director of Program Management in the Office of Capital Projects for the UT System Administration. He has worked his way up the administration ladder at UT System for 25 years.

The Advisory Board is made up of business and community leaders in Brownsville and Los Fresnos who have a vested interest in the future of CTE programs in Los Fresnos CISD. Students representing the CTE Endorsements of Business and Industry, Public Services and STEM, are also members of the Advisory Board.

De Leon spoke about how knowledge of the different phases of architecture, engineering and construction are important in his field.

The Office of Capital Projects is involved in four phases in construction of all new buildings within the system’s 14 campuses including The University of Texas

Rio Grande Valley. They include definition phase, schematic design, Capital Improvement Program and design development.

He spoke about the former UT-Pan American (now UTRGV) has completed 14 capital projects since joining UT System in 1989 at a total of $221 million.

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