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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)—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 60,000 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 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.