UHV to welcome three candidates for president

Three finalists for the position of president of the University of Houston-Victoria will meet with the Victoria and campus communities in upcoming weeks.

The three were chosen among candidates in a nationwide search to succeed President Vic Morgan, who will step down this fall after serving as president of UHV for more than four years.

Each candidate will be introduced during an open forum in the Multi-Purpose Room inside UHV University North, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. After the one-hour forum, a reception will follow in the lobby area of University North. Specific dates and times are as follows:

  • Linda Vaden-Goad – April 10, 2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Javier Flores – April 13, 2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Robert Glenn – April 20, 2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Linda Vaden-Goad
Linda Vaden-Goad

The first forum on April 10 will introduce Linda Vaden-Goad, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. She also served as dean at Western Connecticut State University as well as chair at UH-Downtown. Vaden-Goad holds a doctorate in psychology from UH.

Javier Flores
Javier Flores

Javier Flores, vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Angelo State University in San Angelo, will be on campus April 13. Before this assignment, he was provost at Howard College in Big Spring and district vice president for Student Services also at Howard College. He has a doctorate in higher education from Texas Tech University.

Robert Glenn
Robert Glenn

On April 20, the university community will meet Robert Glenn, president of Athens State University in Athens, Ala. Prior to his appointment in Athens, he was vice president for Student Affairs and vice provost for Enrollment and Academic Services at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. He holds a doctorate in counselor education from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

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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