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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) 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.