University of Puerto Rico at Ponce

The University of Puerto Rico at Ponce (UPRP or UPR-Ponce) is a public college in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It is the only campus of the University of Puerto Rico on the southern region of the island.[8]

University of Puerto Rico at Ponce
UPR at Ponce Seal.svg
Motto¡Rojo y Negro Siempre!
Motto in English
Red and Black Forever![1]
TypePublic
Established23 August 1970[2]
ChancellorProf. Carmen Bracero Lugo[3] (interim)
PresidentLuis A. Ferrao
RectorDra. Tessie Cruz Rivera[4]
Academic staff
199[5]
Students4,000
Location,
17°59′33″N 66°36′28″W / 17.99250°N 66.60778°W / 17.99250; -66.60778Coordinates: 17°59′33″N 66°36′28″W / 17.99250°N 66.60778°W / 17.99250; -66.60778
CampusUrban, 86 acres (0.35 km2)[6]
ColorsRed and Black   [7]
MascotRogelio (a lion)[7]
Websitewww.uprp.edu
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HistoryEdit

The school opened on 23 August 1970 as Colegio Regional de Ponce de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (often shortened to Colegio Regional de Ponce).[9] In 1982, the school starts offering four-year degrees and its name is changed Colegio Universitario Tecnológico de Ponce (CUTPO[10]) to reflect this.[11] In 1998 the school is given administrative independence from the University of Puerto Rico flagship school at Rio Piedras and its name is once again changed to become Colegio Universitario de Ponce.[12] In 2000, in light of the expansion and diversity of the school academic offering, the Consejo de Educación Superior de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Higher Education Council) authorized a name change to Universidad de Puerto Rico en Ponce (University of Puerto Rico at Ponce).[13]

In 2010 the campus went on strike as part of the 2010–2011 University of Puerto Rico strikes. In 2017 in response to budget cuts to the university system by the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico the campus students voted to join the University of Puerto Rico strikes, 2017.[14]

AcademicsEdit

The school offers associate degrees and bachelor degrees.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "¿Quiénes Somos?". Universidad de Puerto Rico Ponce. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Contexto Histórico". Universidad de Puerto Rico Ponce. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  3. ^ Letter from "Elizabeth H. Sibolski, President, Middles States Commission on Higher Education", to "Prof. Carmen A Bracero Lugo, Acting Chancellor, UPR - Ponce". 20 November 2018. Accessed 29 January 2020.
  4. ^ Recintos de la UPR – Directorio de Rectores. Universidad de Puerto Rico. Accessed 29 January 2020.
  5. ^ Plan de Reapertura y Reinicio de las Labores para el Control de Exposicion al Covid-19 de Universidad de Puerto Rico en Ponce. August 2021. Page 1. Archived
  6. ^ "University of Puerto Rico at Ponce - Facts & Figures". American Education Services. 8 December 2006. Retrieved 2 March 2009.[dead link]
  7. ^ a b "Departamento Atlético". Universidad de Puerto Rico Ponce. Archived from the original on 5 March 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  8. ^ "Bienvenida del Rector". Universidad de Puerto Rico Ponce. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  9. ^ UPR Ponce Celebra 50 Aniversario de Tradición de Éxito con Matrícula Abierta: Un poco de historia. Accessed 1 November 2021. Archived.
  10. ^ Fay Fowlie de Flores. Ponce, Perla del Sur: Una Bibliografía Anotada. Second Edition. 1997. Ponce, Puerto Rico: Universidad de Puerto Rico en Ponce. p.xviii. LCCN 92-75480
  11. ^ Nuestra Historia (1980-1985). Accessed 1 November 2021. Archived.
  12. ^ Nuestra Historia (1992-1998). Accessed 1 November 2021. Archived.
  13. ^ Nuestra Historia (2000-2007). Accessed 1 November 2021. Archived.
  14. ^ García, Lyanne Meléndez. "UPR Ponce levanta la huelga" [UPR Ponce lifts the strike]. Metro (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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