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) 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.