University College Dean Chris Birchak Retiring

Dear UHD Community: For more than 30 years, Dr. Chris Birchak has served the University of Houston-Downtown in many roles, including her current position as Dean of the University College—a position she has held since 2004. Recently, she informed the Provost and myself of her intent to retire in the near future, which will indeed … Continue reading University College Dean Chris Birchak Retiring

Hurricane Season Preparations

Dear UHD Community: Hurricane season kicked off this month and will continue through November 30. Houstonians are well aware that hurricanes can have serious impact on our city and The University of Houston-Downtown. UHD is remaining vigilant even during these early months of hurricane season. UHD's Police Department, Emergency Management, Facilities Management, University Relations and … Continue reading Hurricane Season Preparations

Congratulations UHD Graduates

Dear UHD Family, This weekend marks a very special time for the University of Houston-Downtown and the Gator Community. It's Commencement Weekend, kicking off with tonight's Marilyn Davies College of Business Graduate Programs ceremony, and concluding with our Sunday graduation event at Minute Maid Park. Congratulations to the more than 1,400 students who are graduating … Continue reading Congratulations UHD Graduates

A Message from New UHD President Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz

Dear UHD Family, Throughout my career in higher education, I’ve been fortunate to serve successful institutions driven by talented teams and individuals. This week, I am pleased to officially join the University of Houston-Downtown, which definitely epitomizes this description. Since being selected as the University’s president, I’ve visited the campus several times. Still, it’s particularly … Continue reading A Message from New UHD President Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz