Outreach & Partnerships

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Small Business Development Center, located at 700 Main, 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 Professional Development provides accessible, quality continuing education courses, certificate programs, contract training and other learning experiences that enable students, alumni, and other residents to continue to develop 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.

Student Development: 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.

LEAD seeks to raise community expectations, enhance career awareness, promote adult/parental involvement in education, and enable educational attainment. Strategies include campus visits by 4th, 7th and 10th graders, UHV student ambassador visits to regional schools, mentor training and support, and awareness presentations to adults. Phone: (361)570-4893

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 assists in enhancing relationships between students and alumni to provide value-added opportunities through dinner clubs, speaking engagements, or professional development seminars. Many networking opportunities are coordinated by this department throughout the academic year and include “Off The Clock With UHV”, and educational, cultural and sporting events. To become involved with the Alumni Association, please phone: (361)570-4363 or email: simons@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 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.