15K Enrollment Goal Update
Enrollment Hero Program Begins This Week
By Sheryl E. Taylor
Last week, the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) kicked off this year’s Enrollment Campaign to grow enrollment to 15,000 students this fall.
As of July 1 (7 a.m.), the University has enrolled 7,300 students for the fall semester according to an announcement from Daniel Villanueva, associate vice president of Enrollment Management & Registrar.
“This is great progress toward our goal of 15,000 students,” Villanueva noted. “As a part of our institutional campaign, we are launching our milestone meetings and Enrollment Service Council to ensure cross-collaboration and communication.”
In addition to the enrollment update, UHD’s Enrollment Hero recognition program will begin this week.
This program invites the campus community to submit nominations of current UHD faculty and staff who are going above and beyond to support the institution’s 15,000 enrollment campaign. Submissions must be entered by Thursday at noon for the following week. Submit nominations for next week by Thursday, July 4. Each week, two UHD faculty or staff members will be selected as an Enrollment Hero and will receive a gift package from Enrollment Management and a reserved parking spot in the Girard Street Parking Garage generously donated by UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz.
The campaign challenge will run from June 27 to the first day of classes on August 19. The UHD website features the Gator Meter which tracks the progress to the 15,000 goal.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.