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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.

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.