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) 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.