12:05 PM

New AVP of Programming and Curriculum Announced

(The following message is from Dr. Eric Carl Link, UHD Senior Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs and Provost)

Dear University of Houston-Downtown Community,

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Michelle Moosally will join the Division of Academic & Student Affairs as its new Associate Vice President of Programming and Curriculum.

Dr. Moosally brings more than two decades of higher education experience to this role. She also offers extensive institutional knowledge to our division, having served in academic and faculty leadership positions at UHD.

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Moosally to this new role, and look forward to her leadership on behalf of the students and faculty at UHD. In addition to bringing a wealth of experience to this position, she also will provide a clear vision that will be instrumental in helping UHD achieve its goals—both now, and within the context of the forthcoming strategic plan.

Dr. Moosally’s first professional forays in academia began in 1996 teaching at The University of Texas at Austin. She joined UHD in 1998 as a faculty member in the Department of English. Since her arrival at our institution, Dr. Moosally has served in a variety of roles supporting UHD’s growth.

From 2014 to 2018, she chaired the Department of English. Additional leadership roles include chairing the Retention and Graduation Standing Committee, the FTIC Subcommittee, Faculty Affairs Committee and University Curriculum Committee. From 2008 to 2010, she served as Faculty Senate President. Presently, she is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee that is supporting the Bridge Plan.

As a scholar, she has excelled in and out of the classroom, authoring and editing a number of texts, journal articles and book reviews. Additionally, she has presented nationally on topics related to governance at universities, as well as those related to her academic discipline.

Dr. Moosally holds both a Ph.D. and Master of Arts in Linguistics from The University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Bachelor of Science in English from Mankato State University.

She will officially begin in her new position on Jan. 7, 2020.

Please join me in welcoming her to the Division of Academic & Student Affairs and wishing her well on upcoming endeavors.


Eric Carl Link
Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs


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.