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Renu Khator acted like a childish, tattle tale running to Mr. Wilson, then chairman of the system's board of regents. Just by the way she titled the email. "I JUST WANTED YOU TO SEE WHAT TIM HUDSON IS UP TO IN VICTORIA" Sounds to me like she has her own agenda. Wonder what she is after? Hudson has proven his worth just look at his record. I sure hope everyone remembers what Khator did and does not reward her for such childish behavior. In my eyes she is a back stabber.
Ok why wouldn't anyone want to look towards the future? He is right the college has little room to grow. It has limited space with a expanding hospital and a very well established neighborhood. Its poorly located and needs to be put in a area that it can grow. The current site can continue to be a jr campus. It would be awesome to have a major University built on 100 acres of land. Just think of the economic growth and the jobs that would be established for the community! I think that UH made a major mistake and are setting themself up for the 4 year program to fail. How sad. Victoria is going to keep growing and a University would be a great asset to us and the surrounding areas. At its current location enrollment is limited and space will become a major issue in the future!
Look, UH system has a big city to serve and lots of problems to resolve. Where the regents are concerned, UHV is an insignificant cog in a complex machine badly in need of an overhaul. Dear Chancellor, doesn't it make sense now to leave the "ingrates" here in Victoria to their own devices? Enough with the distractions. You've got tier one status to pursue.
"I am wondering how these emails got to victoria advocate"
I think a Texas Public Information Act request submitted by any concerned citizen would do the job.
I am wondering how these emails got to victoria advocate & is he actually working or are taxpayers paying for him to get paid for staying home. Things happen, people lose jobs, that is what unemployment insurance pays. Does anyone really think he will be "reassigned" to uhv again?
If the UH system has no interest in pursuing the real estate interests of the "leadership" of Victoria, WHO shows such an interest? As far as I've read, Victoria "leaders" are interested, but no school has shown such interest.
Dr. Hudson did an excellent job promoting the interests of UHV. The fact that a blog post he wrote only showed up on UH's radar two months AFTER he published it shows that the ladies and gentlemen in Houston were humoring those in the Victoria area interested in expansion. If nothing else, the emails show the sycophantic maneuverings of the administration to better their own positions in the university system. I particularly like the email about how "things will blow over soon" in Victoria. If anything, it sounds like they expect UHV and the Victoria area to be grateful for whatever scraps are thrown this way.
I say we take a closer look at other universities who actually want a presence in the south Texas area.
Excellent example of investigative journalism. Kudos to the Advocate and Gabe Semeza.
I don't see it as a lack of interest on the UH system's part. They have to look at the overall picture. And the picture shows a LOT of new buildings smack in the middle. If some local leaders want UH to expand, are they going to jack up the buildings, load them on flatbeds and cart them across town?
Get a grip!
Good job Advocate. This is the type of reporting that most of us want to see regardless of how we feel about a subject. Now how about reguesting emails from our city / county officials concerning any contact between them and the land owner out by the airport (push for UHV expansion), Citizens Medical Center Administration concerning the cardiologist or between the school board / school administration / DJ Janynes concerning the dance team???
Well thanks to the tenacity of the Advocate we are closer to the truth. It has never made sense why you would take a can do guy out of the picture just when the fuse was lit. But I suspected as much. It just has never made sense. And if UHV is a drag on UHS then let's say our it's been fun, say our goodbyes, wish each other well and everybody get on down the road. Divorces can be messy but boy most times everybody usually comes out ahead if they will not claw at the doors that closed but look for the doors that open. I mean we owe a lot to UHS for sure and then sometimes it is time to move on. And IMHO we owe even more to Tim Hudson. Tim Hudson painted a picture that a lot of us can see. If you can see it you can do it. Let us not get caught up in who is going to make the $$ off where ever a campus is built but let's concentrate on a can do partner who wants to dance. Why can't we think big and find a bigger thinker? All of the pieces will come together when you've got the right partner. Whether you like it or not there is a prediction for the projected growth of Texas to be 44 million some years down the road. Where will those students be educated? Why not here? I take my hat off to Tim Hudson. He pushed the envelop and has certainly pointed out the possibilities. I appreciate his leadership in traveling a rough road. And it cost him dearly. I call on the leadership all the way up to state representative Morrison and state senator Hegar to our local elected and business leaders to look to the future knowing what our real relationship is with UHS, make some hard decisions, then find us another university system to achieve what the future is going to demand. This increase in demand for upper level education is going to happen we just need to decide if we want to be a part of it. I think we have a responsibility to be the best we can be and certainly to make Victoria and the Crossroads Area to be the best it can be. It will make the entire crossroads area healthy for many years to come. It will not come with our present partner. They have told us so!! We just have to believe them, move on and get with it!! There are other partners to dance with.
I am pretty certain that Tim Hudson is NOT the type of man or leader to allow himself to get caught in the crossfire!
This community needs to recognize and appreciate the sacrifice he made in doing what was in the best interests of the Victoria region. It's time we let our representatives, Geanie Morrison and Glen Hagar, know that we're not happy with UH System's lack of interest in our community, the firing of an exceptional man who accomplished incredible things in his job, and their lying to us at every turn.
"I think Tim Hudson was caught in a position in which he was probably getting a lot of local pressure and pressure from the system," Golden said. "He got put in the crossfire, in my opinion."
Our local "leaders" at work. Got a good man fired
Thats what you get in a small town
very, very interesting. the emails only prove what was very obvious to many, the u of h system doesn't seem to have dynamic growth plans for uh-v.
imo, hudson did an excellent job in his time at uh-v, he'll be hard to replace. you must also wonder if the system is going to replace him with a puppet that will attempt to nix major growth/expansion plans.
im beginning to understand why local officials are interesting in re-aligning with another university system and it has much bigger implications than developing land east of town.
Hudson is an EMPLOYEE of the UH-System. No employer wants a employee to publicly disagree and work against their stated position. The UH System had every right to remove Hudson for his insubordination. He should be grateful they did not fire him outright. Instead, they apparently created a new position for him...at taxpayer expense.
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