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Interim President's Message: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and Welcome to Spring 2021!

I hope that you and your loved ones had an enjoyable and restful holiday season.

As we are all aware, the Spring Semester is upon us and we continue to evaluate the state of public health in our region. The safety of our students, faculty and staff will always be a top priority. We are following the guidance of the UHD COVID-19 Taskforce, University of Houston System officials and local health experts during this time and will share an announcement on Jan. 8 regarding the start of the semester.

The start of this new year also brings new resolve for the future. With that said, I am excited about the appointment of Dr. Loren Blanchard as the next president of UHD. I have had professional interactions with him and am delighted he accepted the offer to join the Gator community. Dr. Blanchard will provide outstanding leadership that will carry UHD to even greater heights.

In the interim, I look forward to continuing to work with you over the next two months and preparing for Dr. Blanchard’s arrival in mid-March.

Again, Happy New Year, and welcome to Spring 2021!



Antonio D. Tillis, Ph.D.
Interim President
University of Houston–Downtown