CHSS Dean Departs to Norfolk State University
Dr. DoVeanna Fulton Named New Provost
By Sheryl E. Taylor
College of Humanities & Social Sciences’ (CHSS) Dean, Dr. DoVeanna Fulton, has been named the new Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs at Norfolk State University. Her last day at UHD is June 30.
Fulton joined UHD in September of 2012. Under her leadership, the college has experienced significant growth. She led college reorganization efforts; helped develop new programs and centers; and established a more resilient CHSS infrastructure that supported UHD's mission to better serve students from throughout the Greater Houston Area.
The achievement she is most proud of during her tenure?
“The founding of the Center for Critical Race Studies,” she said. “As an urban institution in the most diverse city in the country with a dynamically diverse student body, I believe UHD is uniquely situated to be a recognized leader that is committed to social justice. For seven years faculty, staff, and students devoted to antiracism have contributed to the Center’s activities in a manner that has enhanced the profile of UHD and been a catalyst for changing the conversation on race and social justice. The support of the Center by faculty, staff, students, and administrators points to its longevity, thereby continuing to enrich our community.”
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 Interim President Dr. Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 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).
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. 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.