UHV makes case for support to state legislators

University of Houston-Victoria students, administrators and President’s Regional Advisory Board members traveled Feb. 25 to the Capitol in Austin to meet with legislators and make a case for the university’s budget request for the upcoming biennium. Included in the budget request was $74.7 million in bond authority to further establish UHV’s residential campus; the restoration of nonformula funded items, including funding for downward expansion, institutional enhancement and the Small Business Development Center; and more. UHV representatives were honored by proclamations and recognition from Texas Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and Rep. Geanie Morrison.

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