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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)—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 60,000 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 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.