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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.

For more information about the Give To Gators Campaign, contact Chloe Kelly at kellyc@uhd.edu or visit Give To Gators.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

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.