Gov. Rick Perry to visit UHV on Thursday

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will visit the University of Houston-Victoria for a ceremonial signing of House Bill 1056, the legislation he formally signed in June to allow the university to admit underclassmen.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: UHV Multi-Purpose Room, 3007 N. Ben Wilson, Victoria
ATTENDEES: Gov. Perry, state Rep. Geanie Morrison, state Sen. Glenn Hegar, and city and county officials. The public also is invited.

The governor signed HB 1056 on June 19, paving the way for the university to add freshmen and sophomores in the fall of 2010. Rep. Morrison sponsored HB 1056, and Sen. Hegar introduced identical companion bill SB 567 into the Senate.

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