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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) 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.