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 Date: October 16, 2007 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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UHV Professor serves on Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Committee


 

Marie Plemons, University of Houston-Victoria professor in the School of Education and Human Development, has been appointed to serve on the P-16 Special Advisors Committee, a commission created by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Boardís Texas College Readiness Project.

Plemons assumed her duties Oct. 9.

The Texas College Readiness Project is a three-year, three-phase initiative designed to better prepare students academically for the transition from secondary to postsecondary education in Texas.

Plemons, as a liaison between UHV and the Texas College Readiness Project, will help define college readiness standards, identify best instructional practices in entry-level courses and develop assignments that will help prepare 12th graders for college.

Plemonsí appointment comes on the heels of UHV President Tim Hudsonís service on the Community College Transfer Issues Committee, established by the Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors (CPUPC) to develop strategies to boost the graduating transfer rate from two-year community colleges to four-year institutions.

"Although we are an upper-division campus, the success of our community fundamentally hinges on how prepared students are for their freshman year, whether it is at a four-year public university or at a community college such as our long-time neighbor, the Victoria College," Hudson said. "With the help of Dr. Plemons and other public institution representatives, I am certain the state will be moving closer to providing students with the tools needed for a successful college career."

 

 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelorís and masterís 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.