Joe Humphreys is new UHV business center director
Joe Humphreys is the new director of the University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center.
He replaces Paul "Joe" Harper, who left the position in June.
The El Campo native has been with the center since July 2006 and held positions such as adviser, associate director and interim director.
He said he looks forward to his new role and to continuing his work with the center's staff.
"The team in place at the SBDC is very talented and motivated," he said. "It's humbling to work with such an amazing group of people."
A five-member committee conducted a nationwide search to fill the role, said Farhang Niroomand, dean of UHV's School of Business Administration.
Humphreys said his goal is to continue developing a partnership with the School of Business Administration and staying engaged in all 11 counties the center serves.
"Client focus is so important," he said. "I'm confident the service we provide will be incredible."