Dear UHD Community, This summer, we kicked off our ambitious 14,500 Enrollment Challenge for fall 2018. I am pleased to say that as of 10:20 a.m., this morning, early enrollment numbers are in, and we are at 14,564. (UPDATE: As of Aug. 27, enrollment numbers are at 14,666) I learned of the campaign’s progress while … Continue reading Enrollment Update
Dear UHD Community, Hurricane season is here, and the memory of Harvey still looms large in our minds. While the University of Houston-Downtown recovered from Harvey, many Houstonians (including members of our UHD family) are still affected by this storm. As many of you are aware, the season for hurricanes and tropical disturbances extends from … Continue reading Hurricane Season Preparations
Dear UHD Community, This month marks my one-year anniversary as President of the University of Houston-Downtown. It’s been quite a first year with both challenges and triumphs. From a historic storm to many outstanding achievements, the past 365 days on campus have been memorable to say the least. I knew this was an exceptional institution … Continue reading One Year at UHD
Dear UHD Community, As you know, our students have the strength of character that drives them to complete their degrees while balancing family, work and other responsibilities. They are committed to earning degrees to create a better future for themselves and their families. However, I speak less often about the grit and resolve of our … Continue reading Still Time to Give to Gators
Dear UHD Community, Welcome back to campus. I hope all of you remained safe during the recent frozen weather that impacted our community. Delaying the start of the semester is challenging for faculty, staff and students. Your safety, however, is our top priority. We began this semester, much like fall 2017, with a weather-related delay. … Continue reading A New Year Begins at UHD
Dear UHD Community, 2017 is coming to a close, and it’s been a tremendous year for our institution. This year, UHD received a historic naming gift; received accolades from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; hosted the UH System Board of Regents; presented public forums on topics affecting our community; and celebrated our institution during … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Houston – and the state of Texas – has its first World Series Championship team. Our Houston Astros are the best in baseball and have elevated the spirit of our city.