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Scene at UHD: Meet and Greet the Candidates, Walk2Vote, Gator Grit

UHD was on the scene this week for Meet and Greet the Candidates, Walk2Vote and Gator Grit. 

During Meet and Greet the Candidates, the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Center for Public Deliberation (CPD) welcomed dozens of local candidates to campus for roundtable discussions with UHD students on Oct 23.

Immediately following Meet and Greet, the SGA hosted its signature event Walk2Vote. Students met on the Portico for music, speeches and a celebration before walking together to the Harris County Law Library for early voting. They were joined by Mayor Sylvester Turner, UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. 

The October installment of Gator Grit featured two notable guests. Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia moderated a conversation with Henry Cisneros, chairman of CityView companies, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and former mayor of San Antonio.

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.