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College of Public Service & Latinas Achieve Host Local Government Matters Event

UHD’s College of Public Service and Latinas Achieve are co-hosting the event, “Local Government Matters,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13.

Next week’s webinar will focus on learning about the importance of everyone’s involvement in local government and how to become involved. Facilitated by UHD’s Dr. Liza Barros-Lane, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Dr. Diane Miller, Assistant Professor of Literacy (Urban Education), the event panel will include:

  • Isabel Longora, Elections Administrator, Harris County
  • Rhonda Kuydendall, Chairwoman, Fort Bend County DA Human Trafficking Team
  • Selena Garcia, Policy Fellow, Office of Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and UHD Alumna
  • Dr. Elizabeth Gilmore, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and UHD Alumna
  • Eoles Whitaker, President & CEO, Whitaker Alliance Group, LLC (community partner)

Register for the event online.

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 54,000 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.