SAN ANTONIO – The University of the Incarnate Word will host a gala in Irapuato, Mexico, on Thursday to commemorate the opening of its second campus in the bordering nation.
Dignitaries from San Antonio and Mexico are scheduled to attend, including Mayor Ivy Taylor.
The new campus makes UIW the first American university with two campuses in Mexico, according to the Border Education Research Team at the State University of New York at Albany.
UIW began operating the campus June 1 using facilities at Universidad Liceo Cervantino. The university acquired two facilities, an historic property in downtown Irapuato and a 44.5-acre site near the Pan American Highway.
Next year, UIW will add six bachelor's and two master’s degree programs at the new campus and plans to continue to add degree programs in subsequent years.