This Week: State of the University Address
President Loren J. Blanchard will present his second annual State of the University Address at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium. Join us to celebrate UHD’s accomplishments over the last year and share in the president’s vision for the future.
Blanchard will speak to what it means to be a student-centered university as well as an Anchor Institution that is serving its community, generating real-world learning, and helping students and families move up the socioeconomic ladder by earning degrees in a reasonable time and with as little debt as possible.
Just in the last six months, UHD has begun a major transition in academic advising by serving students more holistically through a case management approach. Implementation of the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan: A New Paradigm is also underway, which involves every faculty and staff member in the individual tactics of its seven goals.
To learn more about how the University is expanding its services to transform students’ lives, be sure to register for the State of the University Address. You will be treated to performances by award-winning vocalist Annika Chambers and Mariachi Los Caimanes with a reception to follow at 4 p.m. on the South Deck.
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.