New Commercial Shows UHD "On The Move"
By Mark Kramer
If you’re flipping through the television channels, you may see the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) in the spotlight.
UHD’s new commercial, “On the Move to Finish UHD Strong,” showcases a busy day in the life of the university’s diverse group of students involved in a variety of academics, as well as art, theater, club sports and many other student activities – with background music in sync to a progressive beat.
Also featured in the video are UHD theater performers, members of the Women’s Club Soccer Team, the Gator mascot and UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz.
Produced by the Office of University Relations, this is the fourth commercial created in the past three years for UHD.
“The UHD culture is vibrant and diverse,” said Elisa Olsen, executive director of University Relations. “We wanted to highlight the energy and the dynamic nature of our campus, as well as a balance of academics and student life. We truly wanted to show that UHD is a university on the move.”
The commercial is airing now through March 2020 on 12 stations via Comcast/Xfinity and AT&T U-Verse throughout Greater Houston. In addition, the spot may be viewed on UHD’s YouTube channel.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.