• reeder,

    Nothing is over, and even though you're talking like you can see the future, you don't know what's going to happen anymore than anyone else does.

    If a University opens up in Sugar Land, sure, it will create more competition. But there was already a lot of competition in the area. The UHV students in SL could have chosen to enroll at the main campus. They could have chosen Downtown. They could have chosen Clear Lake. Despite all the other choices in the area, they made the choice to enroll at UHV. Why? Because they liked the programs and prices at UHV.

    If, for some reason, UHV cannot continue to use the buildings at the SL site (which is unlikely to happen immediately), then UHV will find a new facility to use. It wouldn't be the first time the teaching center in SL has moved from one location to another. A new University in SL does NOT mean that all UHV students in the area automatically become enrolled at the new University. It does NOT mean that UHV automatically loses all the students in SL. It does NOT mean that UHV somehow only has 700 students, as you claim.

    UHV enrollment has grown by double digit percentages for a number of consecutive years. Even if they cut their enrollment growth rate in half, it would still be considered a healthy growth rate for just about any other University in the nation. Another University in the area will have an impact; that is not somethign I am denying. But it doesn't mean "it's over for UHV" as you so gleefully proclaim.

    May 23, 2011 at 8:09 a.m.
  • You guys don't get the message: it's over for UHV. The Sugar Land and Cinco Ranch campuses are going to become branches of U of H main campus. That will leave UHV sitting high and dry with about 700 students. Do you really think TAMU will be interested in that? The only reason TAMU was interested in the beginning is that it would get them a toe hold in the Houston market at Sugar Land. Without Sugar Land, this place is going down the drain. Will the last faculty member to leave town, please turn out the lights at UHV?

    May 22, 2011 at 7:07 p.m.