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Center for Diversity & Inclusion Celebrates Black History Month


By Sheryl E. Taylor

UHD’s Center for Diversity & Inclusion is hosting the following events in recognition of Black History Month:

Feb. 12
“Black History Jeopardy”
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Travis Room

Feb. 20
“State of the Black Student at UHD”
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Feb. 27
Soul Food Dinner*
Non to 1:30 p.m.White Oak Room, A300

“The “State of the Black Student at UHD” is a series that's now in its third year. It's a student-led discussion focusing on the concerns of African-American students at UHD,” said Dr. John Hudson, director of Center for Diversity & Inclusion. “The concept began as a discussion in the Center’s lounge among a group of African-American students a few years ago. It’s very important that we, as a campus community, attend to the concerns of these students and to find ways to address their concerns.”

About the University of Houston-Downtown

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.