New Lactation Room Opens in Shea Street Building
By Sheryl E. Taylor
UHD’s Wellness Committee, in collaboration with the Marilyn Davies College of Business has officially opened the campus’ third Lactation Room (LR) in the Shea Street Building, Room B243 on July 22.
These special spaces—for students, faculty, staff, alumni, visitors and community partners—provide Gator Moms a safe place to pump as the need arises. Both locations (One Main and Commerce Street Buildings) are designed with a nursing mother in mind—from small refrigerators for temporary milk storage to comfortable chairs to reading materials related to breast feeding and nutrition for mother and child and to help moms successfully balance motherhood, college courses and work.
“The Marilyn Davies College of Business is pleased that we are able to offer space within the Shea Street Building to help expand this service at UHD,” said Brett Hobby, director of Career Center, Marilyn Davies College of Business.
For Davies College of Business moms interested in reserving the LR, they can make an online reservation for the Business Study Rooms, Room B243. For additional information, contact the College’s Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 713-221-5011, or visit Room B104 in the Shea Street Building during normal business hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday & Friday and 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday. The LR is available in one-hour time increments.
In the 2018, the Wellness Committee worked with Student Health Services to create the first LR in the One Main Building, Room S445. For convenience, access to the One Main Lactation Room is available after-hours and weekends by contacting UHD Police Department at 713-221-8065.
This past February, a second location was opened in the College of Public Service in the Commerce Street Building, Room C444. During normal business hours (7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday), a lactating mother may contact designated staff members (Stacey Bryant at 713-221-5091 or Cynthia Hartman at 713-221-8906) in the College of Public Service in-person, by telephone or email to request a reservation for a 30-minute time period.
For more information, visit UHD’s Student Health Services.
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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.