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Dr. Dalia Sherif Named Among 2019 Women to Watch


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The Houston Business Journal (HBJ) has named 65 business leaders and 10 Women to Watch for its 2019 Women Who Mean Business Awards.

University of Houston-Downtown’s Dr. Dalia Sherif, assistant director of graduate services and adjunct faculty in the Marilyn Davies College of Business, has been named one of HBJ’s 2019 Women to Watch.. Sherif is UHD’s first in the past five years to be an HBJ honoree. She joins nine others as a ‘woman who means business.’

All of the honorees will be recognized at HBJ’s fourth annual Women Who Mean Business Awards gala on October 3 and in special section of HBJ's Oct. 4 weekly. The criteria for selection included career achievement, contribution to company and city success, community involvement and leadership.

“Many years ago, I was on a plane as a first-generation immigrant coming to Houston, which, for all of its diversity, gave me the infinite power of belongingness to recraft my life and my career,” said Sherif.“I am grateful, honored, and humbled to accept this award and to join a long list of amazing past honorees who I have long admired and looked up to. Special thanks to Marylyn Davies College of Business and UHD Leadership for all their support and empowerment.”

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.