Gator Grit Speaker Series To Be Rescheduled
By Cynthia Gonzales
The first Gator Grit Speaker Series of 2019 at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) will feature Tibor Nagy, Jr., assistant secretary, Bureau of African Affairs.
The event, now in its second year, was to be held on January 23, but will be rescheduled due to the Nagy postpoing his appearance.
Ambassador Nagy, a retired career Foreign Service Officer, spent 32 years in government service, including more than 20 years in assignments across Africa. He served as the United States Ambassador to Ethiopia (1999-2002), United States Ambassador to Guinea (1996-1999) as well as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Nigeria (1993-1995), Cameroon (1990-1993), and Togo (1987-1990). Previous assignments include Zambia, the Seychelles, Ethiopia, and Washington, DC.
Wednesday, Jan. 23
5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
UHD Welcome Center, DECU Tour Room
RSVP: Ambassador Tibor Nagy, Jr.
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.