UHV celebrates new Katy location

University of Houston-Victoria leaders, Katy Area Chamber of Commerce officials and special guests prepare to cut a ribbon Thursday in front of UHV’s new Katy location. UHV began teaching classes Aug. 22 at the Katy location, 2002 W. Grand Parkway N., Building 2. Thursday’s event celebrated the opening and included a reception. Pictured in the first row holding the banner are Barbara Lazor, left, Katy Area Chamber of Commerce board member; UH System Regent Paula Mendoza; Larissa Plunto, Fort Bend district director for State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst; UHV President Vic Morgan; State Rep. Mike Schofield; Matthew Connor, deputy southeast regional director for U.S. Sen. John Cornyn; Katy City Council member J. Gary Jones; Katy Mayor Fabol Hughes; and Greg Henry, Katy chamber board member.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Jeremy Shapiro