30th Anniversary in Sugar Land & Fort Bend - University of Houston
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As we reflect on three decades of higher education in Sugar Land and the Fort Bend region, we celebrate the solid, long-lasting support and friendships that made this journey possible.
Jay Neal
Associate Vice President,
Academic Affairs and Chief Operating Officer
University of Houston at Sugar Land

Read more about the 30th anniversary of UH in Fort Bend County


View more on our timeline of UH at Sugar Land's history.

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Recognizing the higher education needs in Fort Bend County, the University of Houston-Victoria begins offering for-credit classes in 1994 in leased facilities in Sugar Land. Enrollment was a little more than 200 students, but it became apparent that more students in the growing area could take advantage of a nearby campus.

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By 2002 the University of Houston System at Fort Bend becomes the University of Houston System at Sugar Land. The name change comes in time for the completion of the Albert & Mamie George Building. There are now nearly 2,000 students coming to class, and by 2004, with degrees in biology and bioinformatics added to its academic offerings by UH-Victoria, enrollment reaches more than 2,400 students.

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In 2012, under the administration of the University of Houston main campus, University of Houston System at Sugar Land is renamed University of Houston Sugar Land to reflect its connection to the faculty, research and programs of the main campus. The UH System Board of Regents approves a land use plan and delegates authority to the Chancellor Renu Khator to negotiate terms of a proposed theater and festival site with the City of Sugar Land. Nearly 4,500 students were enrolled.

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The UH System Board of Regents approves a master plan for UH at Sugar Land that includes construction of a new 150,000-sq.-ft. classroom building for technology, business, education and health programs.

  • 1998TXDOT transferred 200+ acres
  • 2002George Building opens
  • 2009Brazos Hall opens
  • 2011University Branch Library opens
  • 2018Dr. Jay Neal appointed Associate Vice President
  • 2019Technology building opens
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