UHV Catalog 2007-2008

Outreach & Partnerships

Small Business Development Center, located at 3402 N. Ben Wilson, is part of the largest management assistance program servicing the small business community in the United States. The Small Business Administration administers the program while implementation rests with each SBDC state or region through cooperative agreements with local universities. To fulfill its mission on strengthening small business by promoting growth and increased productivity, the UHV SBDC provides management and technical counseling and training to the area’s small businesses.

In addition, the University’s SBDC provides information services and access to experts in a variety of fields. To support regional economic development efforts, the SBDC also forms partnerships with community organizations and local, state, and federal agencies to provide a focal point for broad networks of public and private resources at the community level. Phone: (361)575-8944 or Toll-free: (877)895-7232

Office of Training and Continuing Education provides quality continuing education services that enable students, alumni, and other residents to continue to develop personally and professionally. Particular emphasis is placed on activities that meet the challenges of a changing work environment, further the maintenance of a skilled workforce, and facilitate life-long learning. Phone: (361)570-4366 or Toll-free: (866)800-8762.

LEAD (Letting Education Achieve Dreams) is a program whose mission is to raise the education attainment level of all residents of the University’s service region. In response to national, state, and regional concerns and legislation, through collaborative relationships, LEAD is implementing strategies to narrow the gap between work force needs and educational preparation.

Through collaboration with community colleges, high schools and community organizations, LEAD programs work to promote higher education among significantly underrepresented populations. LEAD also serves to facilitate the transfer or admissions of those prospective students into the University.

Alumni Relations
The Alumni Relations department is responsible for building relationships between current students, alumni, and friends of the university and to preserve their connection to the institution. Alumni Relations offers a variety of value-added opportunities including networking events like "Off the Clock with UHV" and various educational, cultural and sporting events. In addition, UHVConnect, a web-based community, is a free tool for students and alumni. For more information about Alumni Relations, please call 361-570-4363 or alumni@uhv.edu.

Community College Partners

Dual admissions programs are in place with Blinn College, Coastal Bend College, Houston Community College, The Victoria College, and Wharton County Junior College. Course articulations are in place or being developed with Austin Community College and North Harris Montgomery Community College District. Each of these community colleges offers quality instruction in general lower-division programs and prepares students for baccalaureate studies. A student entering one of these colleges can work with a UHV advisor to complete a “2+2” degree program that will lead directly into junior and senior coursework.

UH-Victoria and the community colleges are separate institutions working in true partnership. Because of this cooperation, the people of the region enjoy the best educational opportunities without leaving their homes, families, and work. Information about admission, specific degree plans, and study programs is available at the admission offices of UH-Victoria and at each of the community colleges.

Athletics

The Athletic Department provides student athletes the opportunity to be part of a competitive intercollegiate athletic program through its membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). We are currently seeking membership in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). The Department sponsors baseball for men and softball for women. The Athletic Department seeks committed student athletes who are seeking the opportunity for success in the classroom and on the field. It is the intent of the department, its administrators and coaches to provide a competitive and disciplined environment that will support success. In conjunction wit the NAIA, the department supports and participates in the Champions of Character Program, which promotes five core values in athletics; Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Sportsmanship and Servant Leadership.