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.
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.
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.