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
Dear UHD Faculty, Staff and Students, The University of Houston-Downtown is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. As an urban institution of higher learning, UHD is acutely aware of the important contributions of students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The recent statement regarding the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program … Continue reading Supporting DACA Students
Dear UHD Students, Faculty and Staff, I'm pleased to welcome so many of you back to the UHD campus today. While we've been gone for only a week, it's been a very long week indeed. For those of you who experienced losses during Harvey, please know that we are prepared to work with you to … Continue reading Returning to Campus
Dear UHD Community, I know many of you are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey while others are preparing to return to campus on Sept. 5. Many of you may still have questions regarding employee and student-related topics. Please know that our team has been working hard to provide resources addressing these queries. Faculty and staff … Continue reading Student and Employee Resources
Dear UHD Community, Harvey has passed us, and the sun is shining over Houston today. The recovery process, however, is just beginning and will take some time. Our University withstood this terrible storm, but I am well aware that many of you are still coping with its aftermath. Please know that your families and homes … Continue reading Recovering from Harvey