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Welcome New Employees! July 31

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

  • Christopher Bell
    Assistant Director, Admissions
    Graduate & International Admissions
  • Ashley Bonilla
    Graduate Academic Advisor II
    Marilyn Davies College of Business
  • Brittney Brown
    Academic Success Coordinator II 
    College of Sciences and Technology
  • Marlene Chavez
    Coordinator, Administrative Services
    College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Loren Coleman
    Coordinator, Events 
    Conference & Event Services
  • Debra McGaughey
    Assistant Vice President, University Relations
    Advancement and University Relations
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.