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College of Public Service Hosts Bestselling Author


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The College of Public Service (CPS) is partnering with OneGoal in in hosting New York Times bestselling author, Paul Tough 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium.

The University of Houston-Downtown is Tough’s Houston stop on a national tour for his new book, “The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us.”

This free event will include a fireside chat with Tough and OneGoal's CEO Melissa Connelly; OneGoal-Houston's Executive Director Patty Williams-Downs; CPS Dean Dr. Jonathan Schwartz, and a book signing. Copies of Tough’s book will be available for purchase at the event.

“In this fascinating study, education journalist Tough argues persuasively that access to an elite college education, which in the U.S. is popularly believed to be a meritocratically distributed social equalizer, is in fact distributed in ways that reinforce existing economic divisions."— Publisher's Weekly

Event registration is now open.



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.