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President's Message: Welcome Provost Link!

Dear UHD Community,

We begin the spring semester with a new addition to the University of Houston-Downtown. I am pleased to welcome Dr. Eric Carl Link to our institution as its new Senior Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs and Provost.

He arrives at UHD with more than 20 years of higher education experience and a passion for student success. Our university is fortunate to have Dr. Link as our chief academic officer, and I look forward to working closely with him.

I would also like to welcome his family—wife Laura, son Nolan and daughter Natalie—to our UHD family and to Houston.

Those who have yet to meet Provost Link will have an opportunity to do so during a reception scheduled from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Jan. 29 in the Welcome Center. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to RSVP for this reception.

Today marks a new era for our university. I anticipate great things from our new Provost and am certain he is prepared to work tirelessly to help our university succeed and our students Finish UHD Strong.


Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz
UHD President


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 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.