UHD Bridge Plan Update - Dec. 2019
The University of Houston-Downtown Strategic Planning Committee and Bridge Plan Work Groups (Student Success, Student Access, Programmatic Advancement, Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities, External Partnerships, & Administration and Infrastructure) have been meeting since the end of October to review the current strategic plan and to conduct a GAP analysis from UHD’s Revised Strategic Plan 2015-2020.
The work groups have also discussed new goals and targets for the Bridge Plan and laying a foundation for the next strategic plan.
Looking forward to next semester, the work groups will gather information to develop a “framing story” which may focus on group, program or departmental successes. Each work group will conduct surveys, focus groups and hold town halls to provide faculty/staff/student and external stakeholder input.
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.