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
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
This was my third university-wide fall address since I arrived at the University in 2016, and I was pleased to share just some of UHD’s success stories from the past year, as well as our upcoming goals.
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
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
Hurricane season begins on June 1 and extends to Nov. 30. As evidenced by storms such as Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and recent rain events, major weather systems can be very unpredictable. That is why it is critical to be prepared for severe weather emergencies.