Second part of Homelessness Symposium to take place March 7

University of Houston-Victoria faculty, staff and community members prepare to take their seats Thursday for the start of the first part of the UHV School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development’s Homelessness Symposium. Presentations were given by Lisa Griffin, president of the Victoria Area Homeless Coalition; Yvonne Rossman, family and KIDZ Connection coordinator for the Victoria Independent School District; and Tim Stahlke, senior coordinator for the Texas Homeless Education Office. Following the three main speakers was a panel discussion moderated by Paul Carlson, UHV professor of education and one of the symposium coordinators, and Tammy Nobles, VISD director of student services. Part 2 of the symposium will focus on how to have a positive impact on homelessness in the area. The session will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 7 in UHV University North, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.

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.

Ashley Strevel 361-570-4342