University of Houston-Victoria



UHV to welcome three candidates for president

VICTORIA, Apr. 4, 2018 – Three finalists for the position of president of the University of Houston-Victoria will meet with the Victoria and campus communities in upcoming weeks.

The three were chosen among candidates in a nationwide search to succeed President Vic Morgan, who will step down this fall after serving as president of UHV for more than four years.

Each candidate will be introduced during an open forum in the Multi-Purpose Room inside UHV University North, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. After the one-hour forum, a reception will follow in the lobby area of University North. Specific dates and times are as follows:

  • Linda Vaden-Goad – April 10, 2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Javier Flores – April 13, 2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Robert Glenn – April 20, 2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

The first forum on April 10 will introduce Linda Vaden-Goad, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. She also served as dean at Western Connecticut State University as well as chair at UH-Downtown. Vaden-Goad holds a doctorate in psychology from UH.

Javier Flores, vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Angelo State University in San Angelo, will be on campus April 13. Before this assignment, he was provost at Howard College in Big Spring and district vice president for Student Services also at Howard College.  He has a doctorate in higher education from Texas Tech University.

On April 20, the university community will meet Robert Glenn, president of Athens State University in Athens, Ala. Prior to his appointment in Athens, he was vice president for Student Affairs and vice provost for Enrollment and Academic Services at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. He holds a doctorate in counselor education from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

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Presidential search announcement

Search Committee for President of UH-Victoria Announced

HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2017 – The University of Houston System Tuesday announced the members of a search committee charged with finding the next president of the University of Houston-Victoria.

Renu Khator, chancellor of the UH System, said the goal is to have a new president on campus for the fall 2018 semester.

The search committee will be chaired by Roger Welder, a UH System regent, and Dona Cornell, vice chancellor of legal affairs and general counsel for the system.

President Vic Morgan announced his retirement and departure from UHV this spring after taking over as interim president in 2014. Morgan served on a year-to-year contract, extended three times during his tenure.

He will remain in office until fall 2018.

In announcing the membership of the search committee, which includes representatives from the UHV student body, faculty and staff, as well as the Victoria community, Khator said the committee is charged with developing a strong and diverse pool of candidates, inviting finalists for campus interviews and providing an assessment of each finalist.

Committee members include:
• Alvaro De La Cruz, president of the UHV Student Government Association
• Estella De Los Santos, professor of mathematics education in the UHV School of Education, Health Professions and Human Development
• Claud Jacobs, partner at Lodestone Financial Services
• Janey Lack, executive and community leader
• Fred Litton, dean of the UHV School of Education, Health Professions and Human Development
• Diana Lopez, associate professor of creative writing in the UHV School of Arts & Sciences
• Camilla Sutton, assistant director of residential life at UHV and president of the Staff Council
• Raymond Tucker, assistant professor of kinesiology in the UHV School of Education, Health Professions and Human Development
• Joseph Ben Ur, professor of business in the UHV School of Business Administration and president of the Faculty Senate
• Valerie Walden, comptroller, UHV Department of Finance
• Yu Wan, professor of Computer Information Systems in the UHV School of Arts & Sciences
• Jie Yang, professor of quantitative management science in the UHV School of Business Administration