The University of Houston is looking to expand their presence in the western Houston region by building a new 60,000 satellite campus in Katy. The plans are in the very early stages of discussion but, if successful, would help increase the university’s visibility in the energy industry. According to Jason Smith, University of Houston’s vice president for governmental and community affairs:
“Our expansion to the Katy area is a big part of what the University of Houston is trying to do, to become the energy university for the United States,” he said. “Locating a campus [in Katy] would serve the oil and gas interests there, the companies and their campuses there, and would be a key part of the economy of Houston and the future of Texas.”
The facility would be separate from UH’s current satellite Katy location, UH-Cinco Ranch. This is very interesting because if people working in the Energy District are looking to go to school closer to their home and/or work (whether as new students or continuing their education) this should be a great option.