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UHD Celebrating The Investiture Of President Loren J. Blanchard Tuesday

UHD President Loren J. BlanchardThe University of Houston-Downtown will welcome distinguished guests and dignitaries to Houston and our campus to celebrate the Investiture of President Loren J. Blanchard tomorrow.

The day’s events will begin with the formal Investiture Ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Wortham Center Theater. Please attend in person as your schedule allows or view online via livestream. The event will be followed by a lunch celebration at noon in the Special Events Center, Room A300. RSVPs for the events are closed.

In the evening, special guests and supporters of the University will gather for the UHD Alumni & Friends Celebration to honor outstanding graduates who have made a remarkable impact and those supporters of the University who feel a special call to move UHD forward. Proceeds from the event will benefit UHD’s Compass Points Fund, which invests in the success of UHD students guided by the University’s Institutional Compass. 

For more information on Tuesday’s events, visit the Presidential Investiture website.

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 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.