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Mayoral & City Council Candidates Meet & Greet + Gator Grit Speaker Series

It's been another busy week at the University of Houston-Downtown. Here's a look at just two of the events that took place this week.

On April 9, UHD's Student Government Association and the Center for Public Deliberation welcomed candidatres running for Houston mayor and City Council to campus.The Candidates Meet & Greet afforded students to engage with these candidates and participate in discussions on issues affecting the community.

The next day, UHD welcomed Tibor Nagy, assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs, to campus. Nagy was the distinguished speaker for the popular Gator Grit Speaker Series and addressed a full house in the University's TDECU Tour Room.

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 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.