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From UHD to The Halls of Congress: vitalalumni Opens Fall Semester With Congressman Troy Nehls


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The Center for Public Service & Community Research’s vitalalumni Series is back with UHD alumni and Congressman Troy Nehls on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 5:30 – 7 p.m. The event, via livestream or in-person at Commerce Street Building, C-100.

Nehls graduated in 2011 with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and presently represents the 22nd Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes portions of Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Harris Counties. Previously, he served two terms as the Constable for Fort Bend County Precinct 4 from 2004 to 2012. Nehls was elected as Fort Bend County Sheriff in 2012 and was re-elected for a second term, which he completed in 2020. He also served in both Iraq and Afghanistan before retiring with the rank of Major and is recipient of two Bronze Star medals.

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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.