Give To Gators Campaign Kick Off
UHD Faculty & Staff Gave Today
By Sheryl E. Taylor
The Give To Gators Faculty & Staff Annual Giving Campaign hosted a breakfast on Monday, Feb. 24 in the Academic Building, Room A300.
Opening remarks were delivered by Dr. Eric C. Link, UHD Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs; UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz; and Johanna Wolfe, Vice President of Advancement & University Relations.
“Every amount makes a difference,” President Muñoz said. “This is how we move forward as a university. Your contributions create the foundation for an extraordinary university that provides value and a remarkable education for students who otherwise would not have such opportunities.”
The event provided faculty and staff members an opportunity to celebrate UHD’s students and programs. Attendees also enjoyed conversation, breakfast and a photobooth.
Now in its ninth year, Give To Gators supports student success through the generosity of UHD Community members. Collectively, these gifts provide financial support for student scholarships and program development. This campaign offers donors the option to select which scholarships and programs to support.
“I am fortunate to be part of an institution whose faculty and staff give wholeheartedly to support our students. UHD is that kind of institution,” said Wolfe. “Our faculty and staff support students in a multitude of ways every day, and the Give To Gators campaign is further evidence of our commitment.”
Employees are able to make their pledges and gifts to the college, department, program or scholarship of their choice via:
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.