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Gator Grit Spotlights Veteran Alumnus Nov. 19

Industry Trailblazer Marcus Bowers Featured


By Sheryl E. Taylor

University of Houston-Downtown President Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz invites the University Community to this month’s  installment of the Gator Grit Speaker Series featuring Marcus Bowers, co-founder and CEO of She’s Happy Hair. The event is slated for 10 -11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Welcome Center’s TDECU Tour Room.

Join Gator Grit moderator President Muñoz for a conversation with the UHD alum (’11), U.S. veteran and inspiring entrepreneur as co-founder of She’s Happy Hair—a multimillion dollar business with more than eight stores across the nation. As a first-generation college graduate, Bowers is leading the charge for change through community activism.

This event is free and open to all faculty, staff and students. Registration is encouraged.

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.