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.
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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.