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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) 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.