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 this weekend. Your hard work has paid off, and I look forward to celebrating all of your academic achievements either tonight or on Sunday morning.

I also must commend our faculty on preparing our spring graduates. Without the insights and expertise of our professors and lecturers, our students would not be emerging from UHD ready to take on new professional or academic challenges.

Additionally, our superb staff deserves much credit for supporting our students throughout their time here at UHD. Some of our students’ very first experiences with the University were made through interactions with staff members. These are dedicated professionals who help our students from the time they register for their first classes to the moment they apply for graduation.

I am looking forward to experiencing my first UHD Commencement Weekend and know that it will be one to remember. After all, tonight we will graduate the first MBA students from the recently named Marilyn Davies College of Business. On Sunday, UHD awards its very first honorary degree to The Honorable Bill Richardson.

This weekend’s activities are proof that the University is committed to the success of its students, and I thank everyone for their hard work in the classroom and in our community.


Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz, UHD President