@Vox, I wasn't trying to make a correlation between the two. I am simply saying that if you meet the person you begin to realize he is a good man. I find that often when I meet with people. I am sure his writings were done with his cognitive surplus.
I am not familiar with the happenings of the internal workings of the downward expansion, so I have no comment on that. I am just referring to the times I have met him.
Maybe he should have spent less time writing songs and more time planning out the expansion. I don't think being a musician has any correlation with how well a person can run a university.
His ideas for expansion may have been good, but the execution has not been so great. He fouled up and he's being let out of it pretty easily. Good for him...I'm sure there will be plenty of new original material to hear with all this free time on his hands.
I begin to wonder how many of the negative commentators of Dr. Hudson have actually met him. I have met him on occasion about 4 times and listened to his music much more often. I can say that I have always been impressed with him. Has he had problems, I am sure he has, like all leaders do and all people do. Do people disagree with him? I am sure as can be read here. I would suggest he has gone above and beyond his call of duty here in Victoria. How many leaders of large institutions do you know are taking their time enhance Victoria's culture in another form as he has with the band?
His band has written songs about Victoria (all their songs are original). Do you know how long it takes to write a song?
Best of luck Dr. Hudson, I am glad you and your family are staying here in Victoria! I look forward to another chance to hear about those "Victoria Days."
merlew- Are you saying that someone from Victoria can not handle this situtaion? That we need someone from HOUSTON to come and "fix this mess". Have you ever thought that it was not our (Victoria)mess to clean up and that maybe it was theirs(UH)???
LOL, now that is funny 1hole.
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i know someone who was a part of the inspection.
i thought mold only grew in very bright, cold, dry places.
i cannot speculate on why there was a delay, that IS beyond my scope of knowledge.
Ok holein1, so do tell, how do you KNOW it is a fact that UHV knew about the mold problem?
Also, if it indeed was known to UHV, why did they not address the issue promptly, instead of leaving the property closed up and hot, (you do know mold thrives in heat don't you, or is that beyond your scope of knowledge?), for 5 months or so and let the mold grow even more?
wasn't meant as a personal insult, but meant to point out that you don't know the facts so it is beyond your scope of knowledge. i will admit it was a bit prickly. it's been a tough day.
Anyone that provided a service to the property did. I walked through the doors of the property once a week from 2/18/1993 until 12/30/2009. I even comment when the VicAd article about UHV buying the property, that the first thing to do was to replace/fix the roof, it has been leaking since at least 2004.
BTW, nice little personal insult Holein 1, I may not understand why they waited so long, and now have to delay the start of classes, but I did not assume anything, as you just stated.
you're right, it is beyond you. i can only assume the delay is due to issues with the construction company or issues discovered once the renovations began, as is often the case. i do know for a fact that uhv was aware of the mold issues.
Really holein1? A study was done?
That is not what Ms. Potter, the general manager running Inn Place, or Mr. (I don't recall his name), a VP with Prism Hotels, the previous owners told me. They did not even know who the new buyers, UHV, where until 12/15/09, when a appraiser showed up and took a look, and then both of told me that UHV would hire Prism to run the property until the end of January 2010, wrong. The deal closed on 12/30/09 and the fence went up around the property. Why UHV waited so long to begin restoration is beyond me, at least 5 months after they closed on the property.
i will give you credit for being able to put conjecture and supposition together to form an uneducated conclusion.
many months ago, prior to closing on the property there was an extensive environmental study conducted.
At last we have knowledge that the "emperor" has no clothes! Please give the community credit for being able to put 2 and 2 together and know this "resignation" is not simply a change in career path. There are actually quite of few of us here that have long suffered the magical thinking that is UHV and this latest Jaguar Hall fiasco is just another example!
As the saying goes, "keep your friends close, your enemies closer". If you want to get rid of someone, give them a very specialized project and have them report directly to you...he he he he he he
It's interesting to watch internal politics play out in public this way. One minute UH regents are saying that UHV is not now and may nver be ready for the "big time," and the next they announce an expansion of the local campus. Could Mayor Armstrong's couched threat to seek other suitors have something to do with this? Does UH really intend to fully support a destination university in Victoria? Or are these political moves intended to appease the naysayers and remove their spokesman? As they say, "time will tell."
Wow. Now yet ANOTHER article with another title, not the original story at all, and yet NOW our previous comments, which had once vanished. When one would try to click onto the original story, one woudl get that dire message "Page not found". Now here we are, comments restored, but not the story to which the comments were posted.
I swear, VicAd, you are giving me whiplash. I dont' understand your thinking at all......I see the story was updated late last night, but the update appears to take the place of the original story, which was moved to another place under another new title.
I give up.
Just to be clear, when I originally posted that the story did not mention when, it was to a different story, this story has been changed but is still very vague, "Hudson's contract as president with the school ends Aug. 31. LaBrecque will assume presidential duties until an interim president is named, which is expected to happen next week" if contract ends 31st why is someone else assuming the duties? now - why the big rush if he "will continue to live in Victoria and commute out of town for work when needed." Some things just do not add up here.
And when does this happen? Story did not mention effective date
UHV is off to a great start this year. What's this I hear about Texas Tech buying the school?
Ned, I agree that Khator, either accidentally or puposely (or accidentally on purpose) made it sound as if Tim Hudson had always been there since the inception of UH-V. This disingenuous statement made by Khator completely ignores the storied history of UH-V and is a slap in the face to all the Presidents, particularly Dr. Karen Haynes.
Doesn't surprise me he didn't stick around for the long haul. UH-V needs somebody who cares about the students and the faculty to take the helm, not just somebody who appears to be interested only in climbing the ladder without regard to who may get stepped on.
He has not been there since 1973.
I'm shocked. (ok not really)........... "Hudson said he is ready for a new challenge". WOW! The downward expansion and all that is going on wasn't a challenge? The most important time in UHV's history as a University and he's looking for a new challenge? Something stinks with this story?
Maybe they will get someone who can organize UHV.
Resigned. Why would he be forced to resign?