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Welcome New Employees! Jan. 8

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!

  • Cristian Moralez Garcia
    Academic Success Coach I
    Gator Success Institute


  • Eric Estep
    Academic Success Coach II
    Department of Urban Education


  • Tanya Williams
    Department Business Administrator II
    Scholars Academy


  • Kira Gatewood
    Assistant Vice President, Student Success and Student Life
    Dean of Students


  • Daniel Djagni
    Admissions Counselor
    Undergraduate Admissions


  • Joy Oguchi
    Academic Success Coordinator I
    Academic Advising


  • Jaiden Guerra
    Administrative Assistant II
    Continuing Education
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.