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Services Announced For Former UHD Interim President Michael A. Olivas

Watch Funeral Mass Livestream Saturday, April 30

A livestream of the funeral mass for Dr. Michael A. Olivas will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Olivas served as a faculty member at UH Law Center for 38 years and served as Interim President of UHD 2016 - 17, as noted in UHD President Loren J. Blanchard’s remembrance of the “Rock and Roll Law Professor.” 

UH Law Center is planning to host a “celebration of life” event for Olivas. Details are pending. UH has provided a video tribute to Olivas along with photo highlights.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the UH Law Center for the Hispanic Law Alumni Scholarship Fund in memory of Michael A. Olivas. 

Visit online to make a donation. Select “Hispanic Law Alumni Scholarship” from the dropdown menu and note the gift is in honor of Michael A. Olivas.

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.