Q: Does UHV have a way for community members to learn about events from the previous year and view financial and registration information?
A: On November 9, the University of Houston-Victoria hosted the 2020-2021 UHV President’s Annual Report and Awards of Excellence. As part of the annual report, UHV creates a website that highlights the main events and achievements of the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The website can be accessed at uhvannualreport.com.
The theme for the 2020-2021 Annual Report was “Rising to the Challenge” to show how UHV weathered the tough times of the past year thanks to the dedication and combined efforts of faculty, staff, students and staff. the university community. In the midst of a pandemic, UHV opened two new buildings last year: UHV Northwest, home to the UHV Small Business Development Center, the Center for Regional Collaboration, Athletics, and the university’s kinesiology program; and University South, the new university building that houses the university’s science, technology, engineering and math programs. UHV also received a $ 2 million grant – the largest in university history – from the MG & Lillie A. Johnson Foundation to help fund the construction of the first student health and recreation center in university.
The annual report website includes videos featuring interviews with UHV students, faculty and alumni. The interviews feature highlights from the university’s three varsity schools, student life events and athletics.
The website also contains photos from the 2021 fiscal year and the 2020-2021 UHV President’s Annual Report & Excellence Awards; highlights of major accomplishments, partnerships and contributions; a numbers page with a breakdown of the university’s financial and enrollment numbers; and a complete list of donors who have given to the university during the year.
In addition to information on college schools, student life and university athletics, the website also features videos on three awards given out at the annual report event. The People Who Make a Difference award was presented posthumously to Mayor Victoria Rawley McCoy and was accepted by his wife, Kay. This award honors those who have supported the university and made a difference in the quality of life of the community. McCoy was a long-time supporter of the UHV, and his company Rawley McCoy & Associates worked with the university on the construction of many buildings on campus.
Another award from the event was the Community Partnership Award, which was presented to David and Tammy Murphy for their continued support of UHV and involvement on campus, including at events with alumni, offering many resources to help UHV students and overseeing the Chick-fil-A graduate location on the UHV campus. In addition to owning and operating the Chick-fil-A locations in Victoria, the Murphys have created programs to support students and the community, including the Chick-fil-A Future Business Leadership Scholarship, providing resources for students. who work in their restaurants, create “The Hub” in downtown Victoria as a study and training space for students, and invest $ 100,000 to help fund the Collective Innovation in Victoria.
The Student Leadership Award went to Tiarah Figueroa, a communications major from San Antonio. Figueroa is in her second year as President of the UHV Student Government Association. During the pandemic, she led efforts to keep students engaged and connected despite the need to work and learn from home. While at UHV, she worked in the Office of Academic Advancement, as a tutor at the Student Success Center and, most recently, in Student Services.
The past year has been rich in exciting developments for UHV despite the difficulties of a pandemic, and the university is delighted to see how its students, faculty, staff and the community have risen to the challenge and succeeded.
Do you have a question about the University of Houston-Victoria? Contact Lauren Emerson, UHV Communications Manager, at 361-570-4342 or [email protected]