Dear Friends of UHV,

The University of Houston-Victoria had much to celebrate in 2016-2017. Our online annual report makes that information available to a wide audience and allows us to feature videos and highlights from the Nov. 7 President’s Annual Report & Excellence Awards event.

This is a pivotal time in UHV’s history as we reflect on our successes this past year and how we will work together to build on those in the future. Here are just a few of our highlights from 2016-2017:

  • UHV announced that the new residence hall scheduled to open in fall 2019 in Victoria would be named after Don Smith, UHV provost emeritus and the university’s interim president four different times.
  • The university celebrated its first full year at UHV Katy, which opened in fall 2016 to better meet the needs of Greater Houston residents.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked UHV second in the ethnic diversity of students among Texas regional universities.
  • We purchased 132,000 square feet of the former Town Plaza Mall in Victoria and were the recipients of a $1 million matching federal grant that will help renovate the area of the building that will house regional and community business development activities.
  • Readers of the Katy Times newspaper voted UHV the Best College in Katy for the second year in a row.      
  • UHV broke ground on University Commons, the university’s first student center. University Commons also will include a modern library and is set to open in fall 2018.
  • We planned and then began University College, our new academic home for freshmen and sophomores that helps them transition to college and prepares them for a successful future.
  • The university signed agreements with both Lone Star College and Coastal Bend College to make it easier for community college students to earn an associate degree and then seamlessly transfer to UHV to earn a bachelor’s degree.
  • The President’s Regional Advisory Board raised more than $31,000 to create a new endowed scholarship to benefit economically disadvantaged UHV students.
  • Numerous national organizations ranked UHV for our affordable and quality online degree programs.

Because of the partnerships that were formed during the past year that led to the successes that will continue to occur in the future, our theme for the annual report is We Are UHV.

As you look through this website, be sure to view the short videos featuring students, faculty, alumni and community members talking about how UHV has impacted their lives. You also will see photos from the annual report dinner and videos of our special recognition award recipients.

As I look at the changes UHV is undergoing, I am very thankful for the support we have from Victoria and the region. Without our students, faculty and staff, our generous donors and our supportive community, these accomplishments would not have been possible. Remember, We Are UHV, and we cannot be successful without you.


R. Vic Morgan

R. Vic Morgan
President, University of Houston-Victoria