UHV To Hold Spring Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 13th

On Saturday, May 13, the University of Houston-Victoria will recognize 225 spring graduates at a commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. on the lawn in front of the University Center building.

Dr. Sandy Venneman, UHV associate professor of psychology and biology, will serve as grand marshal. The commencement address will be given by Dr. Don Smith, whose 11-year tenure as provost at UHV has included serving as interim president three times. Students will then be invited to receive their diplomas by the school deans and will have their degrees conferred by UHS Regent Morgan Dunn O’Connor.

Following the ceremony, a reception for graduates and their guests will be held at the Victoria College Student Center. For more information, contact Nancy Welch, UHV special events coordinator, at (361) 570-4351. In case of inclement weather, visit for alternate plans.

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.