UHV president issues statement on lockdown

“When we received confirmation that shots were fired Wednesday on the Victoria College campus, the University of Houston-Victoria took the necessary precautions to notify students, faculty and staff via text and email through our emergency management system,” UHV President Philip Castille said. “The UHV women’s soccer team was cleared off the campus field, and the university went on lockdown. When we were notified by Victoria College that a suspect was in custody and the lockdown had been lifted, we followed suit and notified our students and employees.”

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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