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UHD Turns Up the Beat in New Commercial


By Sheryl E. Taylor

Did you know that the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) has a YouTube channel?

For the last nine years, the University showcases how our campus is thriving and how Gators are finishing UHD Strong.

The latest installment to UHD’s YouTube channel is “Let’s Get These Beats Turned Up” featuring our very own Gatorettes Dance Team and Cheer Team, students, faculty members such as renowned professor of art Floyd Newsum and assistant professor of communication studies Dr. Creshema Murray, and UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz—all in sync with a beat-filled soundtrack.

Produced by the Office of University Relations, in conjunction with Kahuna Films, this is the third commercial created in the past two years for UHD.

“We want to show a balance of academics and student life in every commercial we create while also highlighting our dynamic Downtown campus,” said Elisa Crossland, executive director of University Relations. “The UHD culture is vibrant and diverse, and we love to let that energy shine!”

The commercial is set to begin airing on 10 stations via Comcast/Xfinity and AT&T/DirecTV providers throughout Greater Houston on Oct. 1.

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.