In 1978 an Attorney General opinion advised that interest accruing from
the PUF under Sections 17 and 18 of Article 7 must be used to retire
outstanding bond obligations and to finance permanent improvements.
Established in 1971 as an upper-level university, U. T. Tyler became a part of The U. T. System in 1979. U. T. Tyler's mission was changed by
the Texas Legislature in 1997 to include lower division