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) – 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 61,000 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 awarded UHD 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.