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UHV President outlines plans during Chamber meeting

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The University of Houston-Victoria and Victoria Chamber of Commerce held a presentation today to discuss the university's present and future.

During the presentation, UHV President Dr. Vic Morgan spoke at length about the university, including their growing student enrollment, adding new programs and expansion plans. Dr. Morgan says the fall 2017 semester had more than 4300 students enrolled, the most in the university's history. Dr. Morgan adds reaching their six thousand students goal requires expanding the university and adding new programs.

"The other things that we're building, the STEM building, the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics building, which will be right across the parking lot in front of this building, is to add programs. Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering; the other things that students are looking for today in programs and courses."

As part of their goal to reach six thousand, the university is fundraising to aid in their expansion efforts. Their campaign, called Here, We Go, is looking to raise $12 million dollars to help generate some funding towards constructing new student living and academic halls.

According to UHV's website, the campaign is "a comprehensive fundraising campaign created to support the mission of the University of Houston-Victoria. All donations made to UHV during the campaign time frame will count toward the goal. This campaign is affiliated with campaigns following the same time line being conducted across the University of Houston System (UHS); all four UHS universities started the quiet phase of their campaigns in 2011 and are launching their public phase in 2017 or early 2018. UHV’s campaign is solely focused on raising support for UHV needs, but we are doing so in tandem with the rest of our university system."

Of the $12 million needed from the campaign, $7.4 million has been raised. The university is hoping to raise the final $4.6 million by 2020. 

If you are interested in assisting UHV's fundraising efforts, you can visit this page. You can also call 361-570-4306 to speak to a school official. 

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