University of Houston-Victoria

President

President’s Regional Advisory Board
June 1, 2021

Members Present: Sally Aman, Lola Castro, Ben Galvan, Bob Glenn, Chance Glenn, Tina Herrington, Lane Keller, Jennifer Kent, Kathy Manning, Mike Rivet, Jack Swanson, Roger Welder and Debra Williams

Absent: Charlotte Baker, Debra Baros, Arturo Calvo, Ben Galvan, Evvy Gnabasik, Zach Hodges, Lance LaCour, Betty McCrohan, Morgan Dunn O’Connor, Susannah Porr, Amy Schwartz, Quintin Shepherd, John Shutt, and Roger Welder

UHV Attendees: Wayne Beran, Jose Cantu, Chance Glenn, Donald Jirkovsky, Jay Lambert, Mark Martinez, Jesse Pisors, Raymond Tucker, Kathy Walton and Ash Walyuchow

I. Welcome & Introductions—Bob Glenn

President Glenn called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. He welcome Dr. Jennifer Kent, the new Victoria College president, to her first meeting and said that she is a good partner and very good to work with us.

II. Organization Business

A. Slate of Candidates Approval—Bob Glenn

Officers and Board Members for FY 2022

  • Those members whose term expired:
    • Bret Baldwin (Victoria), served two terms
    • Daniel Cano (Victoria), served two terms
    • Amy Schwartz (Lavaca), served four terms
  • Nominees:
    • Russell Cain (Calhoun)
    • Michael Cavanaugh (DeWitt)
    • Lee Keeling (Victoria)
    • Diane Kliem (Victoria)
  • Officers agreed to serve another term:
    • Mike Rivet, President
    • Susannah Porr, Vice President
  • Members’ term expired, agreed to serve another term:
    • Sally Aman
    • Lola Castro
    • Lane Keller
    • Mike Rivet

Motion Carried Unanimously

B. Approval of the Minutes—Bob Glenn

Tina Herrington moved, and Lane Keller seconded to approve the minutes of March 16, 2021, as distributed.

Motion Carried Unanimously

III. Presentations

A. New Northwest Building Occupants

    • Minors in Kinesiology:
      • Physical Education
      • Exercise and Sports Science,
      • Strength and Conditioning
      • Sports Management
    • Masters:
      • Master of Science in Sport Management:
      • 30 hours online
      • No thesis requirement
    • Health Studies
  • Kinesiology—Raymond Tucker
    • Dr. Tucker said UHV’s current kinesiology program offers five areas of specialization, four minors and a masters in sport management to meet the needs and interest of our current and future students. UHV is one out of eleven schools in the state of Texas whose Educational Program in Strength and Conditioning is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) at the undergraduate level.
    • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in:
      • Physical Education EC-12 with secondary emphasis
      • Physical Education EC-12 with physical education emphasis,
      • Exercise Sports Science
      • Sport Management
      • Pre-Allied Health
  • Athletics—Ash Walyuchow
    • Mr. Walyuchow said a lot of schools closed their athletic programs down last year due to COVID 19 and are now having a difficult time finding athletes. UHV maintained 180 student athletes through COVID. He said UHV was the only school that did not shut down their program during the COVID pandemic due to an internal COVID infection nor reschedule any games. Had one of the best years ever.
  • Center for Regional Collaboration (CRC)–Donald Jirkovsky

    UHV-CRC Mission: Provide leadership as a regional facilitator and connector.

    UHV-CRC Vision: Provide a neutral environment where communities come together and become involved in mutually beneficial partnerships.

    • The Center for Regional Collaboration (CRC) per Mr. Jirkovsky is to promote awareness of and involvement in the concept and value of regional economic development.
    • Provide educational and networking opportunities through meetings and workshops for county and community partners to connect, share ideas and best practices, and learn from recognized experts.
    • Engage university faculty with country and community partners to provide research and training opportunities beneficial for both.
    • Provide country and community partners with tools and strategies to create and retain jobs in the area during cyclical downturns, UHV-CRC partners with the UHV Small Business Development Center to achieve this goal.
    • Provide and promote workforce training and education.
    • Assist in the diversification of traditional agricultural businesses in the region.
    • Provide education and tools to improve county/community -level and regional tourism efforts.
    • Assist counties and community partners in increasing the quality of life in the region.
    • Build Regional Internship Program to foster youth development, interest and career choices in economic development and entrepreneurship.
  • Our current health studies program offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies.
    • The Health Studies program prepares students to take the Certified Health
    • Education Specialist (CHES) Exam
    • One faculty CHES certified
    • Finalizing Texas State Teaching secondary teaching certificate in all level
  • Masters
    • Master’s in Health Studies under development

Following the presentation, the PRAB members toured the new Northwest Building.

  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC)—Mark Martinez
    • Mr. Martinez, Senior Business Consultant, said UHV’s SBDC covers eleven counties. The Victoria SBDC are one of the few programs that stayed open during the COVID-19 pandemic due to virtual programs. Half of their budget comes from the state. He said they see a variety of business owners and take pride in helping people be successful. He quoted Albert Salgado, Associate Vice President, Executive Director of the UTSA South-West Texas Border SBDC Network, “it is vital that we support small businesses, help them work through to recovery and increase their resilience for their long-term success.”

B. Academic Affairs Updates—Chance Glenn

  • Provost Glenn said an implementation team is being formed to oversee the progress of the Academic Master Plan. Some of the new suggested new programs include:
    • Within the College of Science and Engineering: BS in Chemical Engineering, BS in Agricultural Science, BS in Aviation Science, BS and MS in Data Science, MS and Certificates in Cybersecurity
    • Within the College of Education and Health Professions: BS in Nursing, BS in Leadership, MA in Health Studies, Ph.D. in Counselor Education
    • Within the College of Business Administration: BBA with concentrations in Entrepreneurship Agribusiness and Construction, MS in Human Resource Management
    • Within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences: BFA in Communication Design, BA in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, MA and MA in Sociology
  • Provost Glenn announce Dr. Kyoto Amano will join UHV as the Dean of Arts and Sciences on August 1, 2021. She is coming from Lock Haven University, Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal Arts & Education.
    • Annual Faculty Awards:
    • Teaching Excellence Award, Daniel White
    • Research and Scholarly Activity Excellence Award, Gen Kaneko
    • Distinguished Faculty Service Award, Ricardo Teixeira
  • New Academic Affairs Awards:
    • Outstanding Advisor, Jennifer Reeder
    • Outstanding Junior Faculty Member, Jennifer Ortiz-Garza
    • Outstanding Administrative Leader, Yun Wan and Rhiannon Smith
    • Outstanding Office Staff Member, Kendra Matthews
    • Outstanding Students, Beverly Bellot, Daniel Perez, Pavithra Sivashanmugam and Andrew Tomek
  • UHV’s COVIS-19 Operations Center:
    • Contact tracing
    • Sufficient PPE/supplies
    • Collaboration and effective communication with all UHV Departments
    • Strict sanitation, isolation and quarantine protocols
    • Collaboration with task force for opening phase recommendations

Focused on prevention of outbreaks among the UHV community members through:

  • Coordination with community partners
    • Victoria Community College for testing services
    • Health Lab–no out of pocket costs for UHV member COVID testing
    • Victoria Office of Emergency Management
    • Victoria County Health Department to provide UHV volunteers to support the COVID-19
    • Mass Vaccination Hub

Provost Glenn shared a handout that show UHV was the only UHS campus that had Research and Sponsored Programs in FY 2021

  • Award activity:
    • Federal Agencies $1,045,687 (FY 2020 $8,848,469)
    • State Agencies $124,062 (FY 2020 $277,411)
    • Local Agencies $673,876 (FY 2020 $757,844)
    • For a grand total of $1,846,625 (FY 2020 $2,883,724)
  • Expenditure activity:
    • Federal Agencies $415,158 (FY 2020 $1,309,176)
    • State Agencies $127,593 (FY 2020 $56,059)
    • Local Agencies $23,395 (FY 2020 $179,437)
    • For a grand total of $566,146 (FY 2020 $1,544,672)
  • Proposal activity:
    • Federal Agencies $586,666 (FY 2020 $1,007,371)
    • State Agencies $298,114 (FY 2020 $0)
    • Local Agencies $1,397,974 (FY 2020 $630,994)
    • For a grand total of $2,282,754 (FY 2020 $1,638,365)
  • Updates:
    • Curriculum and Student Achievement Unit
    • Student Success
    • Center for Teaching and Learning
    • Title III Grant
  • Two Summer Bridge Programs: Intensive math and English preparation coupled with college readiness course
    • Commuter Summer Bridge/Summer I
    • Funded by AEP Private Grant
    • Up to 50 students (39 currently signed up, still enrolling)
    • Students from throughout Coastal Bend (within driving distance)
  • Residential Summer Bridge / Summer II
    • Funded by Title III Federal Grant
    • Up to 50 students (22 currently signed up, still recruiting)
    • Students from throughout Coastal Bend plus as far away as El Paso
  • Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence:
    • Preparing Summer Faculty Workshops and Training
    • Focused on training for high impact practices in lower and upper division courses
  • Internships
    • Project-based learning
    • Service learning

Also continuing Teams and Blackboard workshops for online courses

    • Enhancing Academic Success
    • Enhance Faculty Development
    • Enhance Community Engagement
  • Title III Grant:
  • UHV Katy Operations:
    • Stronger tie with largest community college system in Houston/Katy area
    • Increased recruitment applications from Lone Star College through COVID pandemic.
    • Fall 2019 applications 197
    • Fall 2020 applications 222 (12.7% increase)
    • Spring 2020 applications 136
    • Spring 2021 applications 142 (4.4% increase)

School of Arts & Sciences:

  • New Concentrations in MS-CIS
    • This is one of leading programs, face-to-face and online, since its creation in 2004
    • Three new concentrations—data science, cyber-security and artificial intelligence
  • Graduate Programs in Psychology
    • Site visit scheduled
    • Applications increased 583% in past five years
    • Forensic Psychology designed as a 2020 Top 25 Most Affordable Master’s Program

School of Business Administration:

  • Launched “Bridge to Brilliance” Series
    • This series was created by the Personal Growth and Mentorship subcommittee of the business school’s Dean’s Advisory Board. The purpose of the series is to connect the UHV and business communities and serve as a personal growth community for entrepreneurs, business students and marketers.
    • The school ranked number seven on the Greatest Resources for Minority Students category in the Princeton Review in The Best Business Schools 2021: Best On-Campus MBA Programs list.

School of Education, Health Professions and Human Development:

  • The school has 42-degree programs/certificates and is recognized by state, national and international organizations.
  • Specific accreditations are:
    • Counseling
    • Educator Preparation
    • Kinesiology
    • Nursing
  • Recent activities:
    • Three-years funding totaling $300,000
    • State of the Art Kinesiology Lab/Weight Room
    • MS in Professional Counseling
    • New Regional Education Leadership (Principal) Cohort
    • Increased partnership with VISD
  • Nursing:
    • Ranked 5th as the Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools in Texas
    • RN to BSN program up 89 students
    • Concurrent enrollment program with Victoria College
    • External grant funding enabled the nursing program to provide 27 scholarships
    • Honored the M.G. & Lillie A. Johnson Foundation with a plaque for continued support
    • Held first Virtual Pinning Ceremony: graduate 11 in fall, 5 in spring, anticipate 12 in summer

 

C. Administration & Finance Updates– Wayne Beran

Mr. Beran shared handouts on

  • Sources and Uses:
  • Revenues FY 2107-FY 2021:   ($ in Millions)

FY 2020 Operating Budget Source of Funds:

 

Total Budget:

Operating Budget $ 71.0M

Capital Facilities       58.0M

Total                        $129.0M

 

Tuition & Fees 31.4, 44%

HEAF 4.3, 6%

State Appropriations 18.6, 26%

Endowment/Gifts 0.5,1%

Contracts & Grants 9.9,14%

Other Operating 6.3%, 9%

 

*Includes Federal Financial Aid

Total $71.0M

FY 2020 Operating Budget Use of Funds:

 

Student Funds 59.2, 83%

Community Advancement 0.6,1%

Infrastructure & Administration10.4, 15%

National Competitiveness 0.8,1%

Student Success 59.2, 83%

 

Total $71.0M

 

 

FY 2021 Operating Budget Source of Funds:

 

Total Budget:

      Operating Budget $ 69.8M

      Capital Facilities       65.1M

Total                          $134.9M

 

Tuition & Fees 31.1, 44%

HEAF 3.5, 5%

State Appropriations 17.9, 26%

Endowment/Gifts 0.4,1%

Contracts & Grants 10.3,15%

Other Operating 6.6, 9%

 

*Includes Federal Financial Aid

Total $69.8M

FY 2021 Operating Budget Use of Funds:

 

Student Funds 59.6, 85%

Community Advancement

Infrastructure & Administration 9.1, 13%

National Competitiveness 0.7,1%

Student Success 59.6, 85%

 

Total $71.0M

Revenue Table

Operating Budget

 

2017
Actual

2018
Actual

2019
Actual

2020
Actual

2021
Actual

State Appropriations

$ 19.8

$ 18.0

 $18.0

$ 18.6

$ 17.9

HEAF

4.3

4.3

4.3

4.3

3.5

Tuition & Fees

25.6

27.4

29.6

31.4

31.1

Other Operating

4.5

3.4

6.5

6.3

6.6

Contracts & Grants *

7.7

14.9

12.1

9.9

10.3

Endowment/Gifts

1.6

1.3

2.0

0.5

0.4

Total

$ 63.5

$ 69.3

$ 72.5

$ 71.0

$ 69.8

*Includes Federal Financial Aid

Expenditure Table with History

Operating Budget

Expenditure Table with History

Expenditures FY 2017 – FY 2021:                           ($ in Millions)

 

2017
Actual

2018
Actual

2019
Actual

2020
Actual

2021
Proposed

Student Success

$ 51.3

$ 60.8

 $ 59.5

$ 59.2

$ 59.6

National Competitiveness

0.7

0.5

0.3

0.8

0.7

Infrastructure & Administration

10.4

7.9

8.7

10.4

9.1

Community Advancement

0.9

0.7

0.8

0.6

0.4

Total

 $ 63.3

$ 69.9

$ 69.3

$ 71.0

$69.8

  • Beran shared a copy of the Master Plan Update Overview that President Glenn presented to the Board of Regents. The overview covered:
  • Current Master Plan Goals
  • Future Initiatives
  • Renovations
  • Updates
  • Land Purchases or Boundary Updates
  • Landscape, Art or Miscellaneous Updates
  • Ben Wilson Street

 

  • Enrollment Management Updates - Jose Cantu
  • Cantu passed out a copy of a Daily Registration Report for Summer and Fall 2021. He said every university is struggling and is working with the deans to discuss different ways to market their programs.

Summer 2021

 

 

Headcount

2019

Last Year

Current

 

% Change

SCH

2019

Last Year

Current

 

% Change

 

Undergrad

 

Continuing FTIC           New Transfer

 

1224     4         82

 

1224         17           110

 

1328       17        95

 

104       0        -15

 

7.8%        0.0%        -15.8%

 

Undergrad    Post-bacc   Graduate

 

8684 185

3798

 

8822   115     4957

 

9258   191   4040

 

436   76    -917

 

4.7% 39.8%     - 22.7%

Post-Bacc

Continuing   New

27     10    

17     6

35        7

18      1

51.4% 14.3%

TOTAL

12667

13894

13489

-405

-3.0%

Graduate

Continuing

New

603   85

741   132

708    52

-33  -80

-4.7%    -153.8%

 

TOTAL

2035

2247

2242

-5

-0.2%

Fall 2021

 

 

Headcount

2019

Last Year

Current

 

% Change

SCH

2019

Last Year

Current

 

% Change

 

Undergrad

 

Continuing

FTIC Transfer

 

1342   62      109

 

1311

62

121

 

1350

44

97

 

39

-18

-24

 

2.9%

-40.9%

-24.7%

 

Undergradu

Post-bacc

Graduate

 

17925

245

4013

 

15928

181

4496

 

15402

169

4076

 

-526

-12

-420

 

-3.4%

-7.1%

-10.3%

Post-Bacc

Continuing

New

24     2

16   1

19

0

3

-1

15.8%

TOTAL

22183

20605

19647

-958

-4.9%

Graduate

Continuing

New

498    37

553

32

511

55

-42

23

-8.2%

41.8%

 

TOTAL

2074

2096

2076

-20

-1.0%

  1. Student Affairs Updates
  2. University Advancement Updates – Jesse Pisors
  3. Pisors shared year-to-date philanthropy information with the committee.

No report

 

FY 21

FY 20

FY 21 Goal

FY 18 - FY 20

Annual Average

 

New Commitments    (total giving)

 

$2,784,919

 

$1,351,566

 

$2,500,000

 

$2,233,188

Donor Count

982

1,103

1,325

1,220

Alumni Donors

360

343

625

561

UHV Employee Donors

156

282

283

233

Foundation

Donors

 

21

15

18

13

Corporation & Other Institution Donors

74

90

130

120

  • UHV Giving Base vs. National Trends
  • Fundraising Focus Through August 31
  • Funding “Innovation Collective” in Victoria
  • Securing $600,000 so UHV can launch men’s and women’s basketball
  • Building employee giving momentum

 

UHV: Percentage of Total 2020 Giving

National Higher Education: Percentage of Total 2020 Giving

Alumni

4.8%

22.3%

Non-Alumni Individuals

10.1%

17.4%

Foundations

60.6%

33.2%

Corporate & Other Organizations

24.5%

27.1%

IV. President’s Remarks & Board Discussion

President Glenn thanked everyone for attending and adjourned the meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.
Submitted by: Kathy Walton