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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) 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.