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Welcome New Employees! March 20

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

  • Jessica Acuna
    Student Account Specialist I
    Student Business Services
  • Tamia Brown
    Academic Success Coordinator II
    College of Sciences & Technology
  • Jacqueline Hester
    Administrative Assistant II
  • Michele Holt
    Coordinator, Basic Needs
    Counseling Services
  • Gia Petties
    Academic Success Coordinator I
    College of Sciences & Technology
  • Taylor Quinn
    Director, Administration & Operations
    Enrollment Management
  • Joshua Segura
    College Web Technical Support Specialist
    College of Sciences & Technology
  • Michael Simmons
    Coordinator, Basic Needs
    Counseling Services
  • Roberto Valenzuela
    Computing Operations Specialist I
    Computing, Telecom & Video Net
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.