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President Blanchard Hosts Spring 2022 Virtual Campus Opening Meeting

Faculty & Staff Convene for A Look Forward in the New Year


By Sheryl E. Taylor 

A new year brings forth a plethora of opportunities for new successes for the campus community. UHD President Loren J. Blanchard is opening the new year with the Spring 2022 Virtual Campus Opening Meeting, from 2 to 4 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 24 for faculty and staff.

This virtual meeting, which will be held at the beginning of each semester, is dedicated to highlighting a review of the previous semester, updating important areas throughout the University and looking forward to events on the horizon for our campus.

The agenda will include updates on COVID-19, Administration & Finance, ESO, and the Strategic Plan, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) process. See the Meeting Agenda here.

Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to attend. Please RSVP.

For questions or more information, visit SpecialEvents@uhd.edu.

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.