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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) 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.