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New Program Makes Sharing the UHD Experience Easier


By Paige Caldwell

In the age of social media, influencers can be the biggest asset for an institution of higher learning.

UHD's Office of University Relations recently launched the UHD Influencers program. Participants can sign up to receive access to a new tool that makes sharing events, feature stories and UHD updates as easy as checking your email.

Depending on the user's status (student, staff, faculty, alumni, etc.), influencers will receive personalized UHD news straight to their inboxes. With one click, they can share the post to multiple social channels including LindkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. As they share content and follow UHD's various university-related social media channels, they rack up points. 

For helping tell UHD's story, these Influencers will be entered into a monthly drawing for a chance to win prizes. The amount of times they are entered into the drawing is directly proportionate to the amount of points they earn.

"It's such an exciting time to be a part of UHD," said Laura Waits, Director of Web & Digital Media. "It's so valuable to have a tool that puts University news and events right at our users' fingertips. It makes it really simple for them to share content with their audience, and in turn, increases the University's social reach." 

Become a UHD Influencer today to start sharing the great things happening at the University of Houston-Downtown with your followers! 

About the University of Houston-Downtown

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.