UHV celebrates 40 years with new website
March 23, 2013 at 4:03 p.m.
Updated March 22, 2013 at 10:23 p.m.
The University of Houston-Victoria is commemorating four decades of higher education achievements with a new website.
The university recently launched its 40th anniversary website. The site details UHV's rich history through a series of stories and photographs. Viewers can read a 40-year timeline, meet 40 notable alumni and learn how UHV became a four-year destination university in 2010.
The university, which was initially known as the University of Houston Victoria Center, began in 1973 as an off-campus center. In the first semester, there were just 356 students and 24 faculty.
Four decades later, UHV has become a cornerstone of regional educational access and opportunity, with more than 4,300 students and 200 faculty.
The university's alumni number more than 12,000 with more than 14,000 degrees awarded.
"UHV has grown beyond anyone's dreams in 1973 when the University of Houston opened it as its first branch campus," Dr. Phil Castille, UHV president, said. "This website covers how the schools, programs, faculty and staff have evolved over time to meet the higher education needs of the Crossroads region."
While covering the extensive history of the university, the website pays special attention to the past five years.
The website also has a section on what prominent alumni have done after graduation. Videos and updates about 40th anniversary community events will be added to the website throughout the year.
A special UHV 40th anniversary special section also was inserted into the March 3 Victoria Advocate. The section can be picked up for free at the information desk inside UHV's University Center.