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April
2021
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President’s Listening Tour Seeks UHD Community’s Input

Student Forum Kicks Off Series on April 20, Other Sessions to Follow

Summary

By Mark Kramer

UHD President Loren J. Blanchard

University of Houston-Downtown President Loren J. Blanchard wants to hear from you.

The President’s Listening Tour will provide an opportunity for the UHD Community to share thoughts, ideas and visions for the University during a series of forums being held virtually and at limited in-person events through June as well as via survey.

The first forum will be held exclusively for students in a virtual event at 10 a.m., Tuesday April 20. The schedule of all the sessions for faculty, staff and students and registration information are available on the Listening Tour website and are listed below. You may attend your choice of virtual or limited in-person sessions.

President Blanchard said these meetings will not only help familiarize him with the University, but to further connect him with the campus community that he's heard so much about.

"When I interviewed for this position, I met with faculty, staff and students who informed me of the tight-knit, family atmosphere at UHD," he said in a UHD Magazine interview. "There's a great sense of care that strongly compelled me to be a part of this institution. I want to ensure that the University extends this caring culture to the Greater Houston community, so that we can together reach new levels of excellence across multiple fronts."

Listening Tour Schedule: Three Ways to Participate

Virtual Session

Student Session
10 - 11 a.m.

Tuesday, April 20
Register

Staff Session (SESSION FULL)
10 - 11 a.m.
Wednesday, April 28

Register

Open to UHD Community 
10 - 11 a.m.
Friday, April 30

Register

Faculty Session
2 - 3 p.m.
Thursday, May 13

Register

Open to UHD Community 
10 - 11 a.m.
Tuesday, May 18

Register

Student Session
Wednesday, May 26, 2-3 p.m.
Register

Staff Session
Tuesday, June 8, 10-11 a.m.
Register

Limited In-Person Opportunity
RSVP: SpecialEvents@uhd.edu

Student Session (moved online due to severe weather)
10 - 11 a.m.
Friday, April 23

UHD Auditorium

Faculty Session
2 - 3 p.m.
Thursday, May 6

UHD Auditorium

Staff Session
10-11 a.m.
Thursday, June 3

UHD Auditorium

Participate by Survey
To participate by survey, share your comments here.

 

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 54,000 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.