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Higher Education Headlines: April 8


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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New Faculty-Data Report: Health Professions are ‘Hottest’—The Chronicle of Higher Education
The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, or CUPA-HR, released a report of its annual survey of higher-education faculty members. 

Houston: Steppingstone No More; for a  Change, a Pair of Big-Time Coaches Decide UH is The Place to Be—Houston Chronicle
The uneasy feeling resurfaced last week. Once again, officials, alumni, fans and supporters of the University of Houston saw it playing out: A winning coach who set the bar in Houston was sought by bigger a program.

Private University in Houston Cnsiders Adding a Conroe Campus—The Houston Business Journal
The University of St. Thomas could add a new campus in Conroe.

Bills Proposed to Revamp California College Admissions—The Wall Street Journal
California lawmakers proposed a package of bills Thursday that includes making it harder for students designated as athletes and children of alumni and donors to get preferential admissions at state universities.

Tilman Fertitta: UH Won’t let Sampson Leave Because of Money—Houston Chronicle
In the past four seasons, Sampson has led the Cougars 22, 21, 27 and school-record 33 wins this season.

How Much an NCAA Tournament Run is Worth to UH—Houston Chronicle
The NCAA each year distributes what it calls financial “units” to its member conferences based on the number of teams that make the Tournament field and the number of games they play.

South Texas College of Law Names Michael F. Barry New President, Dean—Houston Chronicle
Michael F. Barry, the assistant dean at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, has been named president and dean.

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 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.