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THANK YOU! Celebrating Academic Advisor Appreciation Week May 2-8


By Sheryl E. Taylor

UHD is celebrating Academic Advisors this week for Advisor Appreciation Week, May 2 - 8.

Advisor Appreciation Week was established by NACADAan association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and students working to enhance the educational development of students — to recognize the crucial role academic advising and advisors play in supporting student success. 

“I became a UHD Advisor because I understand that advising is one of the many critical factors that contribute toward student success, and it provides a tangible sense of support and guidance on campus,” said Tiffany Wilson, academic advisor, Marilyn Davies College of Business. “Advising allows me to motivate students toward achieving the academic goals they thought were impossible. It is so rewarding to build relationships with students and witness their success as they transition through their collegiate life. Advising is not just a job to me, it is an investment, and investing in my students is something I take seriously here at UHD.”

During this week, the UHD Colleges and the Provost’s Office have events celebrating the contributions of our Academic Advisors. The UHD Community is encouraged to show its appreciation by stopping by Advisors’ offices and saying thank you for their continued commitment to student success.

“UHD Academic Advisors serve as advocates for our students in their academic careers by creating meaningful relationships and providing critical information,” said Assistant Dean Crystal Guillory, College of Humanities & Social Sciences. “This week, we honor and recognize our Advisors’ commitment and dedication to our students’ academic journeys for graduation and career readiness.” 

Justin Burton, Academic Advisor III, College of Public Service, said, “Academic Advising means that I am here for my students in any way that I can be to help them succeed. I hope that my students see me as a guide, as a resource, and as a UHD representative they can trust. UHD is a fantastic and diverse institution that cares about student success and representation.” 

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.