One Main Message: Celebrating Veterans at UHD

Dear UHD Community, Today is Veterans Day, and I’d like to thank UHD’s faculty, staff, and student veterans for their service to our country. Likewise, I’d like to extend my gratitude to the entire UHD Community for its support of veterans on campus. Our institution has more than 700 student veterans who are assisted by … Continue reading One Main Message: Celebrating Veterans at UHD

One Main Message: Civic Engagement and Public Discourse at UHD

Dear UHD Community, Tomorrow is Election Day, and I encourage those who have not visited the polls yet to exercise your right to vote. This year, Harris County voters can cast ballots at any location within the county. Visit HarrisVotes.com for the addresses of polling stations, a list of accepted forms of identification, and sample … Continue reading One Main Message: Civic Engagement and Public Discourse at UHD

Spotlighting UHD’s First-Generation Students

Dear UHD Community, First-generation students have long comprised a significant segment of the University of Houston-Downtown’s population. Since its inception in 1974, this institution has provided a supportive learning environment for Houstonians, who are often the first in their families to attend college. It’s indeed an honor to be the first son, daughter, brother or … Continue reading Spotlighting UHD’s First-Generation Students

One Main Message – Homecoming 2019

This week is Homecoming, a celebration of our University and an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and alumni to come together for any number of pride-filled events. The theme of this year’s Homecoming is “Gators Throwback Mix Tape,” a nod to the University’s rich history and the accomplishments of past and present Gators. A few … Continue reading One Main Message – Homecoming 2019

President’s One Main Message – Kicking Off Fall 2019

It is good to see the entire Gator Community back on campus for the start of fall classes. This time of year is momentous at all institutions of higher learning, but it is particularly special at UHD. This semester, we welcome a freshman class of 1,500 Gators to UHD. This is our largest group of … Continue reading President’s One Main Message – Kicking Off Fall 2019

President’s One Main Message – Campus Leadership

You may have noticed that the official signage has been placed on UHD's College of Sciences & Technology Building … reminding all Houstonians that our university is growing. And you have likely seen hundreds of UHD's newest Gators on campus attending Gator Ready among other events, with more on the way for Gator Gateway. These … Continue reading President’s One Main Message – Campus Leadership

Legislative Session Update

A University of Houston System announcement was distributed Sunday, May 26 with news from Texas' 86th Legislative Session. The session concluded yesterday, and I am pleased to report that the University of Houston-Downtown is among the state universities receiving an increase in funding for the next biennium, as well as the support of the legislature in several other key requests.