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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 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.