UHV officially reveals new science building, announces names for other campus colleges

New science building focuses on preparing STEM students

VICTORIA, Texas – On Thursday, Oct. 14, University of Houston Chancellor Renu Khator announced UHV is pending approval from the UH System Board of Regents to reorganize four colleges in their curriculum. Although UHV looks forward to the approval, the change will not be official until the next quarterly Board meeting on Dec. 2.

In a speech Khator eagerly informed everyone that they look forward to renaming a College of Natural and Applied Science to their curriculum. Going into more depth, she also said this is an attempt to prepare students for Houston’s employment demand.

“The amazing new $30 million University South building is certainly an outstanding improvement, and the transition of the current three schools to colleges is every bit as important. This change, along with the addition of a fourth college, signals the increasing academic quality of this institution and the continuing commitment the UH System has to this campus and this community,” Khator said.

Many other speakers thanked the donors because UHV finally has a quality building available for STEM students. All the while, UHV said in a press release that they are renaming other areas of studies to:

  • UHV, College of Business
  • UHV, College of Education & Health Professions
  • UHV, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

UHV renames four colleges on their campus

Overall, the building is about 58,464 square feet big. University South has many classrooms, including a lecture hall with at least 120 seats available. Ceremony attendees felt astonished during the ribbon cutting ceremony because the building has other great resources. For example, faculty offices, conference rooms, study and research dedicated areas. Most importantly the building has new state of the art labs dedicated to bio-chemistry, physics, motion capture, robotics, and gaming.

While the ribbon cutting ceremony officially revealed their ‘University South’ building, throughout this week the building was open for students and staff members. UHV President Bob Glenn was especially excited about the patio on the third floor. He wants to make sure UHV continues providing a quality education for their students, especially those enrolled in STEM programs.

“I couldn’t be more excited, we believe that there’s a very bright future for the University in the area of the sciences. We have so many needs in our area. The folks at DOW and Invista and Formosa need engineers. They need people training in chemistry and physics. The people in the agriculture area need people that are trained in agri-science,” said Glenn.

New science building focuses on preparing STEM students

President Glenn is glad the university is using this building as a resource helping prepare their students for demanding industries, such as engineering, agriculture, aviation, and other science related fields. After revealing their big announcement during the ceremony, attendees toured the building while enjoying appetizers and refreshments.