The University of Houston-Victoria Black Student Union is volunteering with Communities In Schools of the Golden Crescent this school year. The students take part in mentoring on college and career readiness, tutoring on CORE subjects, and group activities such as Women’s Empowerment with CIS students at Victoria high school and middle school campuses. Communities In Schools of the Golden Crescent is a nonprofit group connected with Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent. Pictured, in front row from left, are Dominique Mitchell, BSU vice president two; Jayce Tyler, BSU black professional student program coordinator; and Chelsea Randle, BSU historian. In the back row, from left, are Ashanti Wardlow, BSU director of social media; Chyna Young, BSU secretary; Rick Villa, CIS program supervisor; Destiny Mayfield, BSU president; Kaleb Briscoe, associate director of UHV Student Life; Carmen Herrera-Lara, Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent center director; Carly Guidry, BSU vice president; Jumie Awe, BSU director of general body; and Johnny Gibson, BSU marketing and promotions chair. Not pictured is Faizon Matthews, BSU treasurer.
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.