Scene at UHD: Ring Ceremony
UHD News was on the scene during the recent Ring Ceremony on Saturday, April 13. More than 600 supporters gathered in the Wilelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium and A300 to celebrate Graduating Gators, who received their graduation rings. Dr. Eric Carl Link, senior vice president of Academic & Student Affairs and Provost, was in attendance to congratulate 140 spring graudates on their academic accomplishments. Also in attendance was Ed-U-Gators. Following the presentation of the rings, students and their supporters ventured to the South Deck for photos with their new rings.
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.