Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.66
Liaison Marianella Franklin
Submission Date Sept. 20, 2017
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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
PA-8: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 2.00 Marianella Franklin
Director of Sustainability
The Office For Sustainability
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Does the institution have a formally established and active committee on investor responsibility (CIR) that makes recommendations to fund decision-makers on socially and environmentally responsible investment opportunities across asset classes?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the CIR or other body which reflects social and environmental concerns or a brief description of how the CIR is tasked to address social and environmental concerns:
The UTRGV Foundation raises, manages and invest funds for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to benefit Pan American University. By encouraging the exploration of the wonders of anthropology and the arts, technology and teaching, engineering and English, mathematics and modern languages, sociology and the sciences, the UTRGV Foundation is inspiring the next generation of thinkers and dreamers whose invention and courage will transform our region and our world.

Does the CIR include staff representation?:
Yes

Does the CIR include faculty representation?:
No

Does the CIR include student representation?:
Yes

Members of the CIR, including affiliations and role (e.g. student, faculty, staff, alumni):
Executive Committee Jason Leal, Chairman Upper Rio Grande Valley Market President BBVA Compass Bank McAllen, Texas Jaime Ramon, Past Chairman Dykema Cox Smith Dallas, Texas Armando A. Perez, Vice Chair Senior VP, Houston Division H.E.B. Spring, Texas Armando Arismendi, Treasurer VP, Watson Cloud Technology & Support IBM Katonah, New York R. David Guerra, Secretary President, IBC McAllen, Texas Trustees Theresa Barrera-Shaw Bentonville, Arkansas Alonzo Cantu President, Cantu Construction & Dev. Co. McAllen, Texas Victor Hugo Gonzalez, M.D. Valley Retina Institute, P.A. McAllen, Texas Roland Gonzalez Sr. Director, Operations & QA Burger King Corporation Miami, Florida A.R. Felo Guerra Rancher, Guerra Brothers Linn, Texas Carlos Manrique, M.D. Manrique Custom Vision Edinburg, Texas Carlos Marin, PhD, PE Ambiotec Group, Inc. Brownsville, Texas Roel (Roy) Martinez President 2M Ranch Mission, TX 78572 Doug Matney UHS of Delaware, Inc. – Central Region Edinburg, Texas Edward Muñoz Munoz Group Leesburg, Virginia H.R. Bert Peña Troutman Sanders LLP Washington, DC Joe Ramirez J.R. Enterprises Summit, New Jersey Ed Rivera NYPRO Laguna Vista, Texas John Schrock, Sr. Fredericksburg, Texas Tom Torkelson IDEA Public Schools Weslaco, Texas Michael Williamson PlainsCapital Bank Edinburg, Texas Ex-Officio Member University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley President University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley Vice-President for Institutional Advancement University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley Alumni Association President International Women’s Board President

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Foundation is an independent non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Texas under the Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Originally chartered as The Pan American Foundation in order to raise, manage and invest funds for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to benefit Pan American University, its mission remained the same after Pan American University joined The University of Texas System in 1989. With the opening of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2015 – of which The University of Texas-Pan American is a legacy school – the Foundation name changed to reflect the new institution, becoming The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation. Under UTPA the foundation's Board of Trustees raised more than $35 million in endowment funds to support student scholarships, faculty research and development, academic initiatives and student support programs, and to provide flexible funding to meet other University needs, such as funding the Office for Sustainability AASHE assessment of campus sustainability. 1. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has awarded The University of Texas-Pan American's Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness in Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) about $650,000 to expand a successful college readiness program to seven elementary schools and one middle school in the Edinburg area and two middle schools in La Joya. Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, provides students with strategies to become better prepared for the rigors of post-secondary education. At the secondary level, students are encouraged to take challenging classes and an elective course that teaches them skills in improving their note taking, organization and study habits. AVID also provides students with college tutors and other resources to make sure they are ready for college coursework.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
UTRGV’s committee on investor responsibility works towards the sustainable development goal of Quality Education; Responsible Consumption and Production; and Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions by raising and investing funds in programs that ensure quality education for all, managing resources with responsibility, and being a transparent institution.

UTRGV’s committee on investor responsibility works towards the sustainable development goal of Quality Education; Responsible Consumption and Production; and Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions by raising and investing funds in programs that ensure quality education for all, managing resources with responsibility, and being a transparent institution.

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