President's Message: December 5, Official Day of Mourning
Dear UHD Community,
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive order designating Wednesday, Dec. 5, as an official Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush.
Final exams will be conducted on this day as scheduled. Essential personnel as designated by division vice presidents are required to report to campus.
UHD Employment Services & Operations will provide further details on essential personnel and time reporting later today.
Our nation and our city lost a true statesman in President Bush. He was a dedicated Houstonian, who was unwavering in his passion for our city. Likewise, he continued to serve others through his foundation long after exiting public office. As a veteran, I hold a deep appreciation for his service to our country during World War II and his commitment to members of our armed forces.
Those who will be on campus tomorrow, please take a moment to observe a moment of silence at 9 a.m. to honor the memory of President Bush.
Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz
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.