Dear UHD Community, This summer, we kicked off our ambitious 14,500 Enrollment Challenge for fall 2018. I am pleased to say that as of 10:20 a.m., this morning, early enrollment numbers are in, and we are at 14,564. (UPDATE: As of Aug. 27, enrollment numbers are at 14,666) I learned of the campaign’s progress while … Continue reading Enrollment Update
Dear UHD Community, I am announcing today the commencement of a search for a permanent Dean of the College of Public Service. Interim Dean, Dr. Leigh Van Horn has indicated to me that she will not be a candidate for this position, but has agreed to continue to serve in her role until a successor … Continue reading CPS Dean Search
Dear UHD Community, This weekend, the University of Houston-Downtown will conclude its spring commencement ceremonies, and I am looking forward to congratulating more than 1,400 graduates at Minute Maid Park. Last Friday, I also was honored to preside over the Marilyn Davies College of Business Commencement program. I applaud all of our spring graduates on … Continue reading Congratulations Spring 2018 Graduates
The end of the semester is fast approaching, and you are likely completing projects and papers, or studying for finals. This is a very busy time of the year, but remember that you have the full support of myself and the rest of the UHD Community.
Dear University Community, As you are aware, the University of Houston-Downtown is engaged in a search for its next Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and Provost. A new search committee is in place and will work alongside the consulting firm of Michael Wheless & Associates in identifying top candidates from across the … Continue reading Newly Appointed Provost Search Committee
Dear UHD Community, My one year anniversary as UHD President is just around the corner. In fact, it was almost exactly one year ago that the University of Houston System Board of Regents named me to this position. Over the course of the last year, I've experienced many firsts. My first commencement at Minute Maid … Continue reading Faculty & Staff Giving Campaign
Dear Campus Community, Some of you might be aware of an incident that occurred close to our campus earlier today. UHD Police received a report of a fatal fall from the Main Street Bridge near the University’s South Deck. After an investigation, it was determined that the person was not a UHD student, faculty or … Continue reading Update on Main Street Bridge Incident