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UHD Community Invited to Virtual Public Deliberation Feb. 23

“Youth and Opportunity: What Should We Do for Future Generations to Thrive?"

Election Day is March 1.

UHD’s Center for Public Deliberation, Student Government Association and Texas Rising @ UHD  are inviting the University Community to the virtual primary election public deliberation, “Youth and Opportunity: What Should We Do for Future Generations to Thrive?,  from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23. 

This event will feature primary election candidate running for offices as well as UHD alumni, students, faculty, staff, faculty, and external community. Participants will join small, interactive, student-facilitated breakout discussion groups to consider what can be done for future generations to thrive via three possible approaches: equip people to success, give everyone a fair chance and focus on economic security. In preparation, it is encouraged to read this issue guide  about the three approaches.

Register in advance here.


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.