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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) – 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.