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History of UH of Katy


Community feedback


Rep. Bill Caligari and Sen. Glenn Hegar gather feedback from the Katy community on higher education needs. Subcommittee formed to explore two areas of interest: energy and health care

Support from Texas Legislature


With critical help from Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, Sen. Joan Huffman, Rep. John Zerwas and Rep. Mike Schofield, in 2015 the Texas Legislature approved $46.8 million for UH to purchase land near intersection of Grand Parkway and I-10.

Katy Task Force


UHS Vice Chancellor Paula Short seats the Katy Task Force to plan and advance the development of a new building and its educational programs.

UH/HCC Engineering Academy


Through partnership with Houston Community College, the UH Cullen College of Engineering begins offering programs in Katy

Groundbreaking for New Facility

May 2018

UH and UHV break ground on the new Katy Academic Building that will house unique programs from both institutions
Press release »

Open for Fall 2019

August 2019

Doors opened to classes for the first time this fall. Classes include nursing, engineering, business, education, criminal justice, gaming and psychology.
Press release »

Grand Opening Ceremony

October 2019

The Katy Academic Building is opened with a ribbon cutting and celebration.
Press release »

Conceptual Renderings

Groundbreaking Video with Renderings »

Front View (North)

Front view of a new building from the parking lot

North Lobby (1st floor)

A view of the North Lobby

View of Rear Quad (South)

View of the Rear Quad from the South

Quad Lobby (1st floor)

View of the Quad Lobby

Construction Progress


An empty road and land about to be constructed on
A crane and empty land marking early stages of construction
The base of a building being constructed
The structure of a building being constructed


Structure of a building being completed by construction crew
An unfinished parking lot in front of a highway
An almost completed building surrounded by equipment
An almost completed classroom being constructed on by 2 workers