Message from UHD President: Give to Gators Update
Dear UHD Community,
As you are keenly aware, our students have the remarkable strength of character that drives them to complete their degrees while balancing family, work and other responsibilities. They are absolutely committed to earning degrees to create a better future for themselves and their families.
I speak less often about the comparable determination of our remarkable faculty and staff, but I see it as well. It is evident in those of you who go the extra mile to help students navigate their education at UHD. You are a source of guidance and encouragement that is a hallmark of student success.
I also see your dedication to UHD when you commit to the Give to Gators campaign. To date, 26 percent of our faculty and staff have contributed approximately $44,328. That is quite an accomplishment! Your gifts support programs, scholarships, the Gator Relief Fund, the W.I. Dykes Library, and many other UHD priorities. But, we set an ambitious goal of 60 percent participation, and we need 340 more gifts to reach that goal. I believe in you—your grit and determination. Please help me, and UHD, reach a new level of success in our annual Give to Gator campaign.
If you’ve already made a gift, I thank you. If you’re still considering any level of contribution, please give now. Take a moment to make your pledge through payroll deduction by visiting the Give to Gators website (login with network username and password), use a pledge card for cash/check or make a credit card gift.
I extend a special recognition to those departments that have achieved high participation giving.
The following departments are at 100%:
Conference & Event Services
Environmental Health & Safety
The following departments are over 50%:
Administration & Finance
Advancement & University Relations
Career Development Center
Employment Services & Operations
Graduate & International Admissions
Office of the President
Sports & Fitness
University Business Services
Every dollar contributes to the success of UHD students and to a stronger University.
Sincerely,Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz
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.