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 Date: September 21, 2011 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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UHV president issues statement on lockdown


 

“When we received confirmation that shots were fired Wednesday on the Victoria College campus, the University of Houston-Victoria took the necessary precautions to notify students, faculty and staff via text and email through our emergency management system,” UHV President Philip Castille said. “The UHV women’s soccer team was cleared off the campus field, and the university went on lockdown. When we were notified by Victoria College that a suspect was in custody and the lockdown had been lifted, we followed suit and notified our students and employees.”

 

 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.