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Higher Education Headlines: April 29


By Sheryl E. Taylor

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Texas Higher Education Commissioner Hopes State College Transfer Bill Passes—Houston Chronicle
Board is hopeful that this will be the year state legislators make the necessary steps to improve the transfer process for students at colleges across the state.

Pay Your Parking Tickets with Juice—The Daily Texan
Donating canned pineapple in 100% fruit juice can now help students and faculty avoid paying pricey parking fines and support UT Outpost, the food pantry and career closet on campus.

Lone Star College Receives Accreditation for Seventh Campus: LSC Houston-North—Houston Chronicle
The Lone Star College System is already the largest college in the state, but LSC is still growing with the addition of a seventh campus.

San Jacinto College System Moves to Simplify Tuition—Houston Chronicle 
Next fall, students will pay one price for tuition costs without the separate expenses of tacked-on registration fees such as those for general service, labs, technology, distance learning, courses and incidentals.

Ex-UT-Austin Coach to Plead Guilty in Admissions Scam—Houston Chronicle
Michael Center, 55, is the third coach to plead guilty in the nationwide scandal that has also ensnared wealthy parents, including executives and Hollywood actresses.

The Most Frugal Player in the Draft: Former Clemson star Christian Wilkins, a Projected First-Round Draft Pick, Says He Will Bring His Radical Penny-Pinching to the Pros—The Wall Street Journal
Forget the cliché about lemons and lemonade. Christian Wilkins can make lemonade out of thin air.

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.