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College of Humanities & Social Sciences Dean Receives Recognition

Dr. DoVeanna Fulton Honored at CCAS Annual Meeting


By Sheryl E. Taylor

Recently, Dr. DoVeanna Fulton, dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, attended the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) 54th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga.

For the annual meeting’s opening session, Fulton, a member of the CCAS Board of Directors, moderated a “fireside chat” with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College in Atlanta. Tatum, author of the acclaimed text “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria,” was presented with CCAS’ Arts and Sciences Advocacy Award that honors an individual or organization demonstrating exemplary advocacy for the humanities and social sciences.

Also at the CCAS Annual Meeting, Fulton was presented with the Outgoing President’s Recognition Award and Honor by CCAS Janice Nerger, dean of the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University.

"It’s an honor to represent UHD and provide leadership and professional development to deans across the country as a member of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences Board of Directors,” said Fulton. “I was thrilled by the opportunity to talk with Dr. Tatum about inclusive excellence in higher education and how to more effectively make change that serves faculty, students and our institutions that impacts the world. I’m proud that UHD is committed to this work.”

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 61,000 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 awarded UHD 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.