UHV president helps build links between state universities and junior colleges

University of Houston-Victoria President Tim Hudson helped craft a new report that offers advice for state universities about how to help junior college students transfer to four-year institutions.

The report, titled “Improving Texas Community College Student Transfer Rates to General Academic Institutions: A Report Featuring Recommendations for the Coordinating Board, Higher Education Institutions and the State,” was issued Sept. 22 by the Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors.

The organization is composed of the chief executive officers of Texas’ 50 publicly supported general academic universities, system offices, and health-related institutions. Hudson serves as its treasurer.

Hudson was chosen as one of the five members of the committee that created the report because of the special relationship UHV has with junior colleges. As one of only two upper-division schools in Texas, most of UHV’s more than 3,000 students transfer from junior colleges.

“I hope the recommendations made by my colleagues and I will help our public universities increase the number of people in Texas who transfer from community colleges to earn bachelor’s degrees, and, as a result, get to pursue their dreams.”

The report can be read online at

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.

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