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Join Us For The Upcoming Gator Grit Series

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The upcoming lecture of this month’s Gator Grit Series will feature former United States Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales.

Now in its second year, the event will be 9-10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 22 in the Welcome Center's TDECU Tour Room.

Native Texan Alberto R. Gonzales served as the 80th U.S. Attorney General under U.S. President George W. Bush and is the first person of Hispanic origin to hold this position. Prior to this role, he served Bush during his time as Texas Governor. Gonzales held the positions of General Counsel and Texas Secretary of State. He also served on the Texas Supreme Court. He currently serves as the Dean and Doyle Rogers Professor of Law at Belmont University.

Dr. Michael A. Olivas is the William B. Bates Distinguished Chair in Law at the UH Law Center. He also directs the Institute for Higher Education and Governance at UH. From 2016 to 2017, Olivas led UHD as its interim president. He is a noted scholar and has authored many articles and book chapters on immigration law. Known as the Rock and Roll Law Professor, Olivas hosts the radio show “The Law of Rock and Roll.”

UHD's Gator Grit Speaker Series highlights regional leaders, showcasing examples of grit that inspires courage, resolve and tenacity within both UHD and the Houston community. The event will be moderated by Michael Olivas.

To attend, RSVP.

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.