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Scene at UHD: Dean Santos, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Senior Signing Day

As summer kicks into high gear, the University of Houston-Downtown has plenty going on.

UHD was on the scene for Upward Bound’s Senior Signing Day June 7. The latest group of graduating high school seniors declared which college they will be attending and received scholarships, awards, and footlockers crammed full of dorm essentials provided by the Drifters, a national organization of women dedicated to working with youth.

On May 12, UHD said goodbye to beloved Dean of Students, Samuel Santos Jr. President Muñoz, Provost Link, and SGA leaders Shay Tatum and Jason Lillie were among well-wishers who spoke fondly of Dean Santos and presented him with going away presents.

Ray Wylie Hubbard performed at Discovery Green May 13 for UHD’s Thursday Night Concert Series. The lawn was full of concert-goers enjoying themselves and Hubbard’s distinctive outlaw country sound.


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.