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Center for Public Service & Community Research Hosts vitalalumni Event March 29

Houston Council Member Mike Knox Featured Guest


By Sheryl E. Taylor

UHD alumnus and Houston Council Member Mike Knox will be on campus as part of the Center for Public Service & Community Research’s vitalalumni series to discuss “A Non-Conformist Approach to Life!” 5:30 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 29.MK Headshot w Hat 2021

The At-Large Position 1 Council Member will share his life choices from ending his high school journey to receiving a GED to joining the United States Air Force to earning a UHD degree. Knox will also share his tenure at the Houston Police Department (HPD) working with gangs, which resulted in the creation of the HPD’s Gang Unit; his career as a consultant and public speaker; becoming an author; and now serving the City of Houston.

Those interested in attending the event may do so in person at the Commerce Street Building, Room C100, or via Zoom by registering online.

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 60,000 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 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.