Higher Education Headlines: Nov. 12
By Sheryl E. Taylor
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Pasadena’s First Hispanic Police Chief is Retiring—Houston Chronicle
Retiring Chief Al Espinoza is a UHD alumnus (B.S., Criminal Justice, 2016)
The City Council voted 7-2 to accept Espinoza’s resignation effective Nov. 30.
UT-Dallas Announces a Real Estate Institute for Undergraduates—Houston Chronicle
The University of Texas at Dallas is launching the Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate.
What the Midterm Elections Mean for Higher Ed—The Chronicle of Higher Education
Was it a wave? Maybe not. But for Democrats, it was a win.
The Hottest New Place for University Satellite Campuses: Los Angeles—The Chronicle of Higher Education
A planned expansion by New York University into Los Angeles is the latest move by a major research university to bolster its programming in the nation’s second-largest city, a hub for media, television, and music production.
Scandals Shake Boards of Universities—The Wall Street Journal
Lawmakers, faculty and students are demanding more accountability from university boards as sexual-abuse and other scandals continue to shake U.S. campuses.
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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.