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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) 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.