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.”
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.