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P.A.W.S.S. Mission

University of Houston-Victoria Parents Assisting With Student Success(P.A.W.S.S.) promotes communication and understanding between the university and the parents of its students. We are a primary resource for addressing parental concerns; providing parents with vital information about university policies, services, and activities; and offering parents opportunities to be more involved with the university. Through the designated parent liaison, the parent website and scheduled events especially for parents and family, we forge stronger links between parents and the university.


  • Provide opportunities to create partnerships between parents and the university
  • Provide opportunities for parents to create support groups within a positive community
  • Improve communication between parents and the university concerning policies, regulations, services and activities

UHV Mission

The University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) is a dynamic destination university in the Coastal Bend Region of Texas. UHV serves the educational needs, promotes the economic well-being, and advances the quality of life for the university and community through teaching, research, and service excellence.

As a separately accredited university in the University of Houston System, UHV is dedicated to providing students with educational and leadership opportunities that empower them to be successful 21st century professionals and citizens in the global economy. UHV offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in four schools: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education and Human Development, and Nursing. Fully-online programs complement face-to-face programs and allow convenient access for UHV’s traditional and non-traditional students. UHV also serves transfer students through articulation agreements with community colleges.

Civic engagement and service learning provide students the opportunity to make meaningful connections between their classroom experiences and their lives in an ever-changing and increasingly complex world. UHV enriches the region by offering economic development, life-long learning, outreach and special events, athletics and cultural experiences for the community.

We urge you to check our university site and Facebook as often as possible for updates about what we have going on here at the university.