Message to Faculty and Staff of the University of Houston-Victoria:

Today, I write to inform you that President Castille has decided to step down as President of University of Houston-Victoria, effective immediately.  He will return to the classroom and his tenured position as a professor in the School of Arts and Sciences. 

I have asked Wayne Beran, Vice President for Administration, to assume responsibilities of Acting President for the next two or three weeks, at which point I will appoint an Interim President and begin a search for a new President.   

We are committed to the success of the University of Houston-Victoria and will provide all the support necessary from the System to ensure a successful accreditation visit and your ongoing education of students.   We will also continue to work to make the University of Houston-Victoria a premiere destination university.  I appreciate all your efforts and your commitment to the University of Houston-Victoria.

With warm Regards,

Renu Khator
Chancellor of the University of Houston System