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) – 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 61,000 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 awarded UHD 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.