UHV students can become Air Force officers under new program

University of Houston-Victoria students interested in earning an officer commission in the U.S. Air Force soon can participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Affiliate Program UHV recently established with the UH main campus.

Lawrence Rossow
Lawrence Rossow

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to launch a rewarding career as a military officer,” said Lawrence Rossow, dean of the School of Education & Human Development and a retired U.S. Army captain.

The program, which will start in the fall, is coordinated by the school but is open to all UHV students up to the beginning of their junior year.

Under the program, cadets will drive to Houston once a week for drill and two credit hours of course work each semester in military science. Upon graduation, students will receive a commission in the Air Force.

Other benefits of the program include scholarships and a $300-a-month stipend. SoEHD students will be reimbursed for mileage to and from Houston.

If the program should prove popular, UHV will look into launching its own affiliate program in the near future, Rossow said.

For more information, contact student recruitment coordinator Sandy Hybner at or 361- 570-4252.

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.

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