Public meeting to cover UHV’s transition to destination university

Community residents are invited to a public meeting Thursday to learn more about what is needed for the University of Houston-Victoria to become a destination university.

The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the UHV University Center Multi-Purpose Room, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. A reception will follow.

UHV Interim President Vic Morgan and staff from the national Association of Governing Boards will make a presentation. Morgan also will talk about UHV’s exit strategy from UH Sugar Land, a UH branch campus where UHV offers degree programs.

“I encourage anyone from the community who has an interest in the future of UHV to attend this important meeting to learn more about our transition to a successful destination university in Victoria where students can come to get the full college experience,” Morgan said.

Renu Khator, UH System chancellor and UH president, also will be in attendance.

Several documents are available for review under “Updates” on the UH System’s UH Sugar Land transition website at These include an executive summary and summaries from each work group.

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.

Paula Cobler