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Student Success Begins With Enrollment

Celebrating Our Enrollment Heroes


By Marie Jacinto

Enrollment Heroes Jerry Nevarez & Marilyn Dement

Congratulations to last week’s Enrollment Heroes in the UHD 15,500 Enrollment Challenge: Jerry Nevarez, Web Developer & Publications Manager for Enrollment Management, and Dr. Marilyn Dement, Assistant Director of Graduate Studies for the Marilyn Davies College of Business. 

These two extraordinary individuals were nominated by their peers for their hard work, dedication, and contributions toward UHD’s 15,500 Enrollment Challenge for the Fall 2022 semester. The Challenge also aims to help our students register for 152,000 credit hours, which will accelerate degree completion.​ The program invites the campus community to submit nominations of current UHD faculty and staff who are going above and beyond to support the institution’s enrollment campaign. 

Everyone can play a part in reaching our enrollment goal! Be sure to keep up with the campaign challenge’s progress by checking out the Gator Meter, which tracks UHD’s progress to the 15,500 goal. And if you know of a faculty or staff member who is giving their all toward reaching our goal, please nominate them as an Enrollment Hero. Submissions must be entered by Friday at noon for the following week.

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.