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Welcome New Employees! Dec. 4

UHD News welcomes new employees to the UHD community! Remember to extend a warm Gator “hello” to our new colleagues when you see them around campus!

  • Sergei Gabrielov
    Data Analytics Developer
    Office of Enterprise Systems
  • Veronica Trujillo
    Coordinator, Administrative Services
    Office of the Provost, Academic Affairs
  • Melvon George 
    Assistant Director
    Academic Support Center
  • Capri Buck
    Admissions Counselor
    Undergraduate Admissions
  • Wency Ortiz Velazquez
    Coordinator, Digital Customer Services
    Office of Financial Aid
  • Leslie Smith
    Specialist, Articulation and Matriculation
    Registrar's Office
  • Stephon Boykin
    Admissions Counselor
    Undergraduate Admissions
  • Jasmine Patterson
    Administrative Assistant II
    Social Work Program
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.