President Morgan announces retirement from UHV

President Vic Morgan has announced his retirement and departure from the University of Houston-Victoria after taking the reigns as interim president in 2014.

Vic Morgan

Morgan, who had served as president of Sul Ross University for nearly two decades, was tapped to oversee a critical period for UHV, to elevate it to a destination university following its transition from a two-year institution to a four-year degree granting institution. Morgan served UHV on a year-to-year contract, extended three times during his tenure. He will remain in office until fall 2018.

“I am proud of our accomplishments at the University of Houston-Victoria, including our enrollment growth, the addition of new buildings and our move from Sugar Land to UHV Katy, and I’m grateful to the UH System for its confidence in my leadership,” Morgan said. “UHV remains on a steady course toward excellence, and this is the right time to bring new, visionary leadership to the UHV community as we continue to grow into a destination university.”

Morgan has served UHV at the pleasure of the University of Houston System Board of Regents and with the confidence of Chancellor Renu Khator. A search for a permanent president for UHV will begin this fall.

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