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President’s Lecture Series on Justice, Equity and Inclusion Kicks Off Sept. 28

UHD President Loren J. Blanchard

The President’s Lecture Series on Justice, Equity and Inclusion will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 28 addressing the topic of Inclusive Excellence: COVID-19 and Health Equity in Communities of Color.

UHD President Loren J. Blanchard’s special guests will include four noted medical experts including.

  • Dr. Bettina M. Beech, Clinical Professor, Population Health, University of Houston
  • Dr. Brian Reed, Chair, Clinical Sciences, University of Houston
  • Dr. Stephen Spann, Founding Dean, College of Medicine & Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Houston
  • Dr. LeChauncy Woodard, Founding Director of the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute, University of Houston

To sign up for the event, register online.


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 60,000 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 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.