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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)—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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.