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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 60,000 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 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.