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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) 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.