Dear UHD Community, Last night, UHD’s Mariachi Los Caimanes debuted to a full house in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium. Those of you who were in attendance will certainly attest that the student musicians were in fine form, and it was a very entertaining event. I would like to offer my sincerest congratulations to those … Continue reading A Dynamic Debut for Mariachi Los Caimanes
Dear UHD Community, We are starting a new year and a new decade at the University of Houston-Downtown. 2020 is already off to a solid start following last week’s dedication of the new College of Sciences & Technology Building. And this weekend, the momentum continues during GatorServe, the University’s twice-a-year tradition of helping Houstonians in … Continue reading One Main Message – New Year, New Decade at UHD
Dear UHD Community, As you’re aware, the University of Houston-Downtown campus will close Dec. 23, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020 for the Winter Break. The University reopens on Jan. 2, 2020. Whether you remain in Houston or travel to visit family and friends, I wish you a safe holiday season. I also encourage you to … Continue reading Reflecting on 2019 and Ready for 2020
Many of you are likely following recent news regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Presently, DACA is being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court and a ruling is expected sometime in spring 2020.
Dear UHD Community, The fall semester is quickly winding down. Whether you are completing examinations or preparing for graduation, I commend your commitment to Finishing UHD Strong. With three days of finals remaining, many students are working diligently to end the semester on a high note. Be advised that many resources are still available to … Continue reading One Main Message – Commencement This Weekend
Dear UHD Community, The semester is slowly winding down, and I know many of you are completing end of semester projects and possibly preparing for graduation. In spite of any looming deadlines, I hope that all of you have a restful Thanksgiving spent with family and friends. I could not help but notice that members … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
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
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
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
Dear UHD Community, This fall, UHD opened its Sciences & Technology Building and welcomed a record number of students (including the institution’s largest freshman class) to campus. Additionally, UHD’s $2 billion contributions to the region were cited in a new economic impact study and planning is under way for the new Student Wellness & Success … Continue reading University Bridge Plan