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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.