The Division of University Advancement announced Friday, July 1, that Liza Alonzo has accepted a new position at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) as Director of Alumni Relations.
As a UHD alumna, Alonzo brings enthusiasm and strategic direction to build relationships between alumni and UHD. In this new role, she will work with Advancement, Career Development, Student Affairs and the broader university community to engage alumni with students, faculty and staff. Alonzo has a broad working knowledge of UHD and has worked on a variety of initiatives during her 13-year tenure. She has extensive event and programming experience as well as community relationships that will be an asset in this new role.
Alonzo graduated from UHD in 2002 earning a bachelor’s in English. The following year, she began working at the University as Coordinator of Orientation. Alonzo later served as Assistant Director of Campus Information and Orientation, Associate Director for Community Involvement, Assistant Dean of Students and most recently as Executive Director for Presidential Affairs and Operations.
Moreover, she serves as a Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) of the University’s $3.2 million Title V Hispanic Serving Institution grant and The Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. During her tenure at UHD, she has forged important partnerships with the community and assisted in the development of UHD’s Community Involvement Center.
Alonzo has a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Houston and is currently pursuing a doctorate in the same field at Texas Tech.