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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 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.