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.
The spring semester has concluded, and this weekend we celebrated the accomplishments of 1,400 Gators who Finished UHD Strong. Congratulations to all of our graduates, and also those students who successfully completed the spring semester. Spring was certainly a productive semester, and summertime is shaping up to be another busy time for UHD. Many students … Continue reading President’s One Main Message – Spring 2019 Commencement
The spring semester is drawing to a close. Many of you are completing exams this week or putting final touches on projects, and I wish you the best of luck with your end of semester endeavors.
One of the rewards of serving as University of Houston-Downtown President is the opportunity to address different organizations and communities in the Greater Houston area. During these speaking engagements, I learn more about our stakeholders in the region. In turn, I am able to share the University’s story and enlighten others about UHD’s role in … Continue reading President’s One Main Message – Recognizing Gator Volunteers
We have arrived at the midpoint of the semester. Spring Break is next week, and many of you will take a well-deserved rest. Whether you remain in Houston or leave town, I wish all of you a safe and enjoyable break. This semester has been marked by many significant University achievements. These include a new … Continue reading President’s One Main Message – Gators Advocating for Higher Education
Dear UHD Community, As you are keenly aware, our students have the remarkable strength of character that drives them to complete their degrees while balancing family, work and other responsibilities. They are absolutely committed to earning degrees to create a better future for themselves and their families. I speak less often about the comparable determination … Continue reading Give to Gators Update