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The University of Houston Expands to Katy and Sugar Land

August 28, 2019

The glass entrance of a three story brick building. A brown metal awning is over the entrance, and clouds can be seen in the blue sky in the background

The University of Houston has opened two new buildings at instructional sites in Katy and Sugar Land with the start of the fall 2019 semester.

“The University of Houston has long been committed to expanding UH programs into Sugar Land and Katy. A market analysis supported a demand for programs among the local communities, industry partners along the energy corridor, and in Fort Bend County. We responded by bringing the UH System and its resources to the people and places that need them” said Paula Myrick Short, UH System senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and UH senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

“The Tier One programs offered at the two instructional sites mirror the professional and career opportunities that will be available to graduates,” said Jay Neal, associate vice president for academic affairs and chief operating officer for UH at Sugar Land and UH at Katy. “We worked with stakeholders in both communities and were very intentional in the programs we wanted to offer. We are pleased to bring their vision to fruition.”

Several groups of tables in a teaching labratory with electrical plugs hanging from red overhead frames

The University of Houston at Katy, located near the intersection of Interstate 10 and the Grand Parkway, houses programs from the UH College of Nursing and the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

“Given the demand for engineering talent across the Greater Houston area, the expansion of UH engineering programs in Katy is both imperative and inevitable,” said Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College. “The city of Houston needs a homegrown workforce trained to take on the engineering jobs of the future while filling in the skills gaps of today.”

A group of students in black scrubs sit at a row of tables

The College of Nursing will offer the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing.

“The College of Nursing has been very successful, and we are honored to expand our nursing programs in Katy,” said Kathryn Tart, professor and founding dean of the college. “Katy will now have the benefit of training the next generation of nurses through the University of Houston.”

UH at Katy will share the building with the University of Houston–Victoria at Katy. Programs from UHV Katy include business, education and liberal arts.

A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the Katy building is planned for Oct. 14.

Additionally, the UH College of Technology building, located on the UH at Sugar Land site at U.S. 59 and University Blvd., opened this fall. Students may pursue studies in biotechnology, construction management, digital media, human resource development, mechanical engineering, supply chain and logistics technology, and technology leadership and innovation management.

“The expansion of University of Houston at Sugar Land will offer greater opportunities to prepare career-ready students poised for leadership in technology,” said Dean Anthony Ambler.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the new building is planned for Sept. 12.

UH at Sugar Land and UH at Katy are instructional sites of the University of Houston. The sites feature Tier One programs and classes taught by UH faculty and instructors.

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