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Welcome New Employees! July 17

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

  • Dr. Maria Bhattacharjee
    Program Director
    Department of Urban Education
    College of Public Service
  • Lily Ewherido
    Administrative Assistant I
    Department of Disability Services
  • Anthony Levey
    Director, Criminal Justice Training Center
    Department of Criminal Justice
    College of Public Service
  • Reenie McColl
    Joint Advisor
    Joint Advising Department
  • Lesly Ortiz
    Program Assistant 
    Department of Urban Education
    College of Public Service
  • Kavon Samie
    Multimedia Engineer 
    Department of Technology Learning Services
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.