2019 Give To Gators Campaign Under Way
By Sheryl E. Taylor
Last week, the Give To Gators Kick-Off Celebration offered faculty and staff delicious barbecue, music by UHD’s very-own Admission Possible, T-shirt giveaways and prizes.
With opening remarks from UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz and Michael Johnson, chief of staff for the Office of the University of Houston System Chancellor, the event was a perfect way to launch the the 2019 Give to Gators Campaign.
Now in its eighth year, Give to Gators supports student success through the generosity of UHD Community members. Collectively, these gifts provide financial support for student scholarships and program development.The great thing about this campaign is that donors can easily select which scholarships and programs to support.
Beginning the week of March 4, random drawings will be held biweekly for those who donate to the Give To Gators Campaign. To qualify, donations of any amount must be made via:
Weekly winners will be notified via email and phone. Also, campaign winners will be announced in upcoming issues of UHD News.
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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.