Dear UHD Community, As you are well aware, our institution has been engaged in a search for the University’s next senior vice president for Academic and Student Affairs and Provost. During the past year, a search committee – chaired by Dr. DoVeanna Fulton, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences – worked diligently … Continue reading Provost Search Update
Dear UHD Community, During my recent Report to the Community, I addressed the University of Houston-Downtown’s enrollment. UHD’s strategic efforts in the areas of student success have produced great results with graduation and retention rates significantly improving. Although we’ve made gains in student success, our enrollment has remained flat. This is especially so at the … Continue reading Focusing on Strategic Enrollment Management
Dear UHD Community: Thank you for participating in a memorable week of events at the University of Houston-Downtown. Our Invest in Blue events celebrated the University's successes and its vision for the future. Most importantly, these events reflected the hard work and commitment of our entire Gator Family. We began the week with Open House … Continue reading Invest in Blue – UHD Here, We Go.
Dear UHD Community, The World Series will be played just blocks from our campus, and I encourage all of you to show your support of our home team by wearing work-appropriate Astros gear to campus tomorrow. The Astros' performance throughout the regular season and playoffs has been nothing short of inspiring. Now, the team is … Continue reading Support Your Astros
Dear UHD Community, As you are aware, our institution is undertaking national searches to identify candidates for two very important leadership roles. Both Dr. Michael Fields, dean of the Marilyn Davies College of Business, and Dr. Chris Birchak, dean of the University College, recently announced their respective retirements. Search committees for these deans’ positions are … Continue reading Search Committees Set for Deans Searches
Dear UHD Community, Not every city can celebrate its team being in the American League Championship Series. Then again, not every city has a hometown baseball team like the Houston Astros. As our Astros take on the New York Yankees, please join me in wearing work-appropriate team gear this Friday. This is the Astros’ very … Continue reading Support the Astros
October marks one of our most exciting and newest campus traditions—UHD 2017 Homecoming: The Main Street Experience. University traditions serve as a reminder that we each play a part in something amazing—a long-lasting legacy of educating Houstonians who make a difference in our communities every day.
Dear UHD Community: October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and it is important to understand our responsibility to make sure UHD data is kept safe and secure. Phishing via email is among the most prevalent type of cyber-attack. This is why UHD employees must take special care when handling sensitive data. Below are among the … Continue reading Cybersecurity Awareness
Houstonians continue to recover from damage incurred during Harvey. Among those who are putting their homes and personal lives back together are many members of the University of Houston-Downtown community. With that in mind, support funds and resources have been created to assist our Gator family during this time.
It takes true grit to overcome adversity and rise to any challenge. All of you showed “Gator grit” over the past few weeks as our city was showered by Harvey’s rains. Some of you suffered losses, but are working to return to campus. Others jumped into action to help Houstonians in need. And of course, … Continue reading A Message from UHD President Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz