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Gator Grit Speaker Series Kicks Off Sept. 20

By Cynthia Gonzales

The first lecture of this year's Gator Grit Series will spotlight Latinas in Leadership, featuring local entrepreneurs.

UHD's Gator Grit Speaker Series highlights regional leaders, showcasing examples of grit that inspires courage, resolve and tenacity within both UHD and the Houston community.

The event, now in its second year, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Thurs., Sept. 20 in the Welcome Center's Tour Room. The panel, moderated by UHD Alumna Paula Mendoza, president & CEO of Possible Missions, and University of Houston System Regent, will feature:

  • Mariselle Quijano, McDonald’s Franchise Owner & UHD Alumna
  • Christina Morales, President of Felix & Angela Morales Memorial Foundation

Event Details
Thursday, Sept. 20
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tour Room, UHD Welcome Center
RSVP: Latinas in Leadership

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 45,000 alumni and offers 43 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).

UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates of any four-year university in Houston and Texas and 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.