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University of Houston–Victoria
Established 1973
Type Public university
President Tim Hudson, Ph.D.
Faculty 137[1]
Students 3,174[2]
Undergraduates 1,619
Postgraduates 1,555
Location Victoria, Texas, USA
Campus Suburban, 20 acres (0.08 km²)[3]
Former names University of Houston Victoria Center (1973–1983)
Colors Purple, red and gold
              
Nickname Jaguars
Athletics NAIA Region VI, Independent
Affiliations UHS, SACS, AACSB,
Website www.uhv.edu
UHV logo.png

The University of Houston–Victoria (also referred to as UH–Victoria or UHV) is a state university located in Victoria, Texas. It was founded as an upper-level institution in 1973 as the University of Houston Victoria Center, and became a freestanding institution within University of Houston System in 1983. UHV is the smallest university by enrollment in the system.

The university shares facilities and some services with Victoria College, and also works with Coastal Bend College, Wharton County Junior College and Houston Community College System. The student population is over 3,100 student, and UHV has conferred 4,200 bachelor's and master's degrees.

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History

A UHV light post on-campus

The University of Houston–Victoria began as an effort in the late 1960s by the local community to bring a higher learning institution to Victoria.[4] In 1973, after meetings with Texas legislators, community leaders succeeded in establishing an off-campus center of the University of Houston called University of Houston Victoria Center. In its inaugural year, 100 students enrolled in the institution.[4]

In April 1983, the Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 235, which granted the institution permanent degree-granting status in the state of Texas.[4] The University of Houston Victoria Center was renamed to the University of Houston–Victoria, and became a separate institution from UH in the University of Houston System as the system's fourth university.

In 2007, the university began an athletics program to compete in baseball and softball.[5] The Jaguars began to compete as an independent from any athletic conference in the NAIA the following year.

In October 2008, University of Houston System Board of Regents approved UHV's request to expand from an upper-level university to a full four-year university.[6] In the 81st Texas legislative session, Texas state Representative Geanie Morrison drafted House Bill 1056, where it was sponsored by Texas State Senator Glenn Hegar. The bill, which granted approval from the state government, was signed into law by Governor Rick Perry on June 19, 2009.[7] If approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the university is expected to admit underclassmen students in Fall 2010.

Academics

UHV consists of four academic colleges: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Education and Human Development, and the School of Nursing. Each school offers both undergraduate degrees and master's degrees. The university is strictly an upper-division and graduate school. Students may only enroll after they earn 54 semester credit hours of coursework with a 2.0 grade point average. UHV has recently taken efforts to expand the university to also admit underclassmen beginning in Fall 2010.

The university offers courses in a traditional on-campus setting, over the internet with distance education courses, and at two University of Houston System teaching centers: the UH System at Cinco Ranch and the UH System at Sugar Land.

Campus

The University Center at UHV

The University of Houston–Victoria is located in Victoria, Texas, and in turn, is a part of the Coastal Bend region. It is approximately 30 miles (48 km) from the Gulf of Mexico. The university is nearly equidistant by about 125 miles (201 km) from the city of Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. The campus consists of about 20 acres (81,000 m2) of land.

UHV is a fully commuter-based campus, as there is no on-campus housing for students.[8] However, there are several apartment complexes available for students near the university that are within a short walking distance.[9]

The institution shares some of its facilities with Victoria College, which is located in roughly the same location as UHV.

Athletics

UHV's athletic logo

The University of Houston–Victoria's athletics teams are known as the UHV Jaguars. UHV fields varsity baseball and softball teams that compete in the NAIA. Independent from any athletic conference, the Jaguars are part of the NAIA's Region VI. UHV's athletics history began in 2007, when the two programs were set-up, and the first official season began for the Jaguars in 2008. UHV is one of only two institutions in the University of Houston System that have varsity athletic programs. The athletic director is Ashley Walyuchow.

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Baseball

The Jaguars baseball team finished their first season nationally ranked as #31 by the NAIA.[10] The Jaguars baseball team plays their home games at Riverside Stadium in Victoria, Texas. The Jaguars baseball head coach Terry Puhl is a former outfielder for the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals.[11] Puhl is also a Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Texas Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, and head coach for the Canada national baseball team.

Softball

The Jaguars softball team finished their first regular season nationally ranked as #15 by the NAIA, and received the No. 4 seed to the Region VI tournament.[12][13] The Jaguars' regular season record was 30-16. The Jaguars softball team plays their home games in the O'Connor Athletic Complex located in Victoria, Texas. The Jaguars are coached by Keri Lambeth who was a catcher for the Houston Cougars softball team, and former assistant coach for the George Washington Colonials.[14]

Notable alumni and faculty

Alumni

Faculty

References

  1. ^ "UHV Profile". University of Houston–Victoria. http://www.uhv.edu/pro/factbook_06-07/1_general_info.asp#UHV_Profile. Retrieved 2007-11-30.  
  2. ^ "Enrollment Increases at University of Houston System". UH Office of Institutional Research. http://www.uh.edu/news-events/newsrelease.php?releaseid_int=305. Retrieved 2008-10-19.  
  3. ^ "College Overview". Peterson's. http://www.petersons.com/ugchannel/code/instvc.asp?inunid=9210. Retrieved 2007-11-30.  
  4. ^ a b c "General Information". University of Houston–Victoria. http://www.uhv.edu/catalog/University_General_Info.asp. Retrieved 2007-11-30.  
  5. ^ ""Jaguar on the Prowl"". The Flame. http://media.www.uhvflame.com/media/storage/paper1177/news/2007/10/08/News/Jaguar.On.The.Prowl-3018592.shtml. Retrieved 2007-11-30.  
  6. ^ Reyes, Ruby (2008-10-10). "Full Steam Ahead". victoriaadvocate.com. Victoria Advocate. http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/local/story/334930.html. Retrieved 2008-10-13.  
  7. ^ "81(R) History for HB 1056". Texas Legislature. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1056. Retrieved 2009-09-08.  
  8. ^ "UHV Catalog 2007-2008". University of Houston–Victoria. http://www.uhv.edu/catalog/student_services.asp. Retrieved 2007-12-26.  
  9. ^ "Apartment Listing". UHV Office of Student Services. http://www.uhv.edu/sas/pdf/07_08_Apartment_Listing.pdf. Retrieved 2007-12-26.  
  10. ^ "2008 Division Standings". Dakstats.com. NAIA. http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/MultiTeam/MultiTeamStandings.aspx?association=10&sg=MBA&sea=NAIMBA_2008&division=NAIMBA1. Retrieved 2008-05-07.  
  11. ^ "Coach Terry Puhl". University of Houston-Victoria athletics. http://uhvjaguars.com/TerryPuhl.asp. Retrieved 2008-05-07.  
  12. ^ ""California Baptist Finishes No. 1 in NAIA Softball Rating"". NAIA. 2008-05-07. http://naia.cstv.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/050708aac.html. Retrieved 2008-05-07.  
  13. ^ ""UHV softball receives invite to Region VI Tournament"". University of Houston-Victoria athletics. 2008-05-05. http://uhvjaguars.com/release.asp?id=356. Retrieved 2008-05-07.  
  14. ^ "Coach Keri Lambeth". University of Houston-Victoria athletics. http://uhvjaguars.com/KeriLambeth.asp. Retrieved 2008-05-07.  
  15. ^ "Acclaimed author new professor of Latino studies at UHV". Victoria Advocate. 2009-09-01. http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2009/sep/01/jc_uhv_latinoauthor_090209_64248/. Retrieved 2009-09-08.  

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