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UT Tyler Announces Longview University Center Open House March 23 

TYLER, Texas (March 4, 2024) – The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center will hold  its 2024 open house event on Saturday, March 23. The annual event highlights the three UT Tyler  units that serve Longview and Gregg County. 

“Open House: Discover UT Tyler in Longview” will be 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the LUC, located at 3201  North Eastman Road in Longview. 

“This year, our open house not only highlights UT Tyler’s impact in the local area, but it also will  showcase programs, activities and investments in the Longview-Gregg County community by UT  Tyler,” said Dr. Rodney Ellis, UT Tyler LUC director.  

Participants will learn about: 

  • Longview University Center – Currently offering nursing and industrial technology degree  completion courses with plans to offer education and business management courses. University Academy-Longview – UT Tyler’s K-12 public charter school offering STEM  curriculum in a hands-on learning environment. UA plans to increase its current capacity by  adding another section of Grades 5, 6 and 7 for the 2024-2025 school year. 
  • UT Tyler-Longview Small Business Development Center – Provides no-cost consulting and  advising services to budding entrepreneurs and small businesses. 
  • UT Tyler and Kilgore College Partnership – Provides a seamless pathway for Longview area  students to earn a bachelor’s degree close to home, with Kilgore College offering the first  two years of coursework at the LUC and students transitioning into upper-level UT Tyler  courses. 

Representatives from Longview area community service organizations, employer partners and the  UT Tyler main campus will also have informational booths. Food, games and giveaways will be  provided. For more information, contact Ellis at  

The Longview University Center offers students in Longview and Gregg County cost-saving  convenience, greater flexibility in scheduling their classes and reduced travel expenses, all while  receiving a UT Tyler degree. For additional information, visit or email  

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 10,000 students.  Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has  unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent 

patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World  Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston. 


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