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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) 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.