UHV grieves loss of employee, student

Kristin Torres

The University of Houston-Victoria community was saddened after employee and student Kristin Torres passed away unexpectedly on Saturday. She was 29 years old.


“Kristin was loved by all in the Student Affairs Department and the entire university, and will be missed tremendously,” UHV Registrar Trudy Wortham said. “She was quiet, but she had a great sense of humor.”


Torres worked at UHV as a transfer credit analyst in the Office of Admissions & Records. She started at the university in 2006 as a secretary in Facilities before moving to the Office of Admissions & Records two months later. She was part of UHV’s Corporate Cup team and the university’s Bright Ideas Relay for Life team.


Torres also was a student at UHV, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communications.


“It always is a difficult time when we grieve the loss of a UHV employee and student, particularly one who leaves us at such a young age,” UHV President Philip Castille said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends, student colleagues and fellow employees.”


Torres is survived by her husband, Amador, and a son, 18-month-old Trey.


Services for Torres will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 208 W. River St. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Funeral Home, 1801 E. Red River, followed by a rosary at 7 p.m.

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.

Ken Cooke 361-570-4342