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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)—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.