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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.”

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.