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The Online Edition: Welcome to UHD Magazine Fall Issue


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The fall season at the University of Houston-Downtown has brought forth a new brand rollout and the first print issue of UHD Magazine since Spring 2020 and now its companion—the online edition.

This issue’s theme showcases UHD’s latest branding campaign, “Dedicated. Determined. Downtown.” featuring exciting alumni who are taking the lead as advocates in their communities, UHD President Dr. Loren J. Blanchard’s Listening Tour and State of the University Address, the University’s response in the age of COVID, how the campus is a creative hub for art in Houston, outstanding students, faculty award winners and more.

Enjoy the online edition of UHD Magazine,


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.