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 Date: July 14, 2006 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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UHV Appoints LaCour, Morales to Presidentís Advisory Council


The University of Houston-Victoria recently appointed Regina L. Morales of Richmond and Lance LaCour of Katy to its Presidentís Advisory Council.

A Fort Bend County resident for over 15 years, Morales is currently the director of economic development for the city of Sugar Land. She also serves on the board of directors for Scenic Houston and has been involved with a number of philanthropic organizations, including the Red Cross and Rotary International.

LaCour is president and CEO of the Katy Area Economic Development Council. Over the last 15 years, he has directly assisted in the creation of over 6,500 jobs and nearly $1 billion in capital investment. He holds memberships in several economic development councils as well as CoreNet and Team Texas.

ďWe are delighted the Ms. Morales and Mr. LaCour will be serving on the PAC,Ē said UHV President Tim Hudson, who announced the appointments at the advisory councilís summer meeting. ďThey will enhance representation from the critical greater Fort Bend area at a time when UHV is rapidly expanding its presence there.Ē

The councilís 20 members serve both as advisers to the president, providing a critical external perspective, and as advocates for the university to the surrounding community. Both Morales and LaCour will serve a three-year term on the council.



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.