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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) 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.