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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:15 am

HARLINGEN — Outgoing University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa was honored Wednesday afternoon for his work in creating a new regional university with a medical school. 

The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority presented Cigarroa with a proclamation thanking him for his hard work.

Cigarroa announced last month that he is stepping down as chancellor of the UT System, but will remain in his position until a new chancellor is named. He will continue to serve as a special advisor to the project to establish the new UT-Rio Grande Valley.

A Laredo native, Cigarroa said creating the new university and medical school was one of the most “satisfying endeavors I’ve ever undertaken.

“We have many members of our team here,” he said, looking around at those who attended the reception. “Nothing happens without a team, and an especially great team.”

David Allex, chairman of the CCRMA, said Cigarroa had the organization’s support.

“Being a native of the area, you know it as well as anybody,” Allex said. “Whatever happens, 10, 15, 20 years, you have done your share. We look forward to seeing you do a lot more.”

Cigarroa said the proclamation was very meaningful and he planned to hang it up in his office.

“It’s very heartwarming,” he said.

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