University of Houston Sugar Land
|University of Houston Sugar Land|
|Associate Vice Chancellor||Richard Phillips|
|Location||Sugar Land, Texas (USA)|
|Campus||Suburban, 250 acres (1.0 km2)|
|Former names||Fort Bend Institute
University of Houston System at Fort Bend
University of Houston System at Sugar Land
|Affiliations||University of Houston
University of Houston System
The University of Houston Sugar Land (UHSL) is a campus of the University of Houston located in Sugar Land, Texas. In addition to courses offered by the University of Houston, the campus also hosts courses from other University of Houston System institutions.
The campus was founded in 1995 as a higher education "teaching center" of the University of Houston System. It was originally named the "Fort Bend Institute" and later the "University of Houston System at Fort Bend" prior to its name as the "University of Houston System at Sugar Land".
In 2002, the campus was moved to its current 250-acre area on University Boulevard at U.S. Highway 59 with the opening of the Albert and Mamie George Building.
On April 23, 2009, a $37 million USD facility was opened on the campus dubbed "Brazos Hall" housing the Sugar Land campus of Wharton County Junior College.
Originally approved in May of 2006, the Fort Bend County Libraries system opened their University Branch at the UHSL campus on November 10, 2011. The library serves as a joint-use facility between both the public and university students.
On November 16, 2011, the University of Houston System announced that the University of Houston as an institution would replace the university system as the administrative entity for the teaching center, effectively making it a branch campus of the university. With this action, the campus was renamed the "University of Houston Sugar Land" as of January 2012.
- "Enrollment Numbers: Fall 2012". University of Houston. 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2013-01-02.