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
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.