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Nov. Gator Grit Series Spotlights Veterans

By Cynthia Gonzales

The upcoming lecture of this month's Gator Grit Series will feature The Power of Veterans, Leadership, Service and Impact in Houston.

Now in its second year, the event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the Welcome Center's TDECU Tour Room.

UHD's Gator Grit Speaker Series highlights regional leaders, showcasing examples of grit that inspires courage, resolve and tenacity within both UHD and the Houston community.

The panel, moderated by UHD alumnus Richard Selvera, director of Veterans Services, will feature the following panelists:

  • Douglas L. Foshee, owner and founder of Sallyport Investments, LLC.
  • John Boerstler, executive director of Next Op and a veteran of the Marines.
  • Andy Trivedi, UHD alumnus, Marine veteran and associate at Lennar Homes

To attend, RSVP: The Power of Veterans, Leadership, Service and Impact in Houston.


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 Interim President Dr. Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 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).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. 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.