UHD Holds Ribbon Cutting For Sports Field
By Paige Caldwell
Finding green space in downtown Houston can be a challenge; one which the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) recently overcame. On March 27, UHD held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially welcome the university community to its first ever Sports Field.
UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz, was present to give remarks along with Samuel Santos Jr., Dean of Students; David Bradley, vice president of Administration and Finance; and Armita Tajadod, Student Government Association president.
"This new field is an exciting addition to UHD, and is one in a long line of changes we’ve seen on campus in the last two years," said Tajadod. "With the rennovation of the Student Activites Center, the construction of our new College of Science and Technology, and the upcoming Wellness and Success Center, I can say that UHD is on track to being a premier university in Houston, and I have never been more excited and proud to be a Gator. These improvements benefit our students and ultimately lead to an increase in the value of our degrees."
The Sports Field is located behind the new College of Science & Technology building and can be accessed by either the Naylor Street parking lots or the White Oak Bayou bike trail.
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.