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Women’s History Month Edition of Gator Grit Features Alumna in Leadership

A group of University of Houston-Downtown alumna serving in leadership roles with the City of Houston will share their stories during the Women’s History Month edition of the UHD Gator Grit Speaker Series.

The virtual conversation, “Taking Their Seat At The Table: A Conversation with Local City Leaders,” will be held via Zoom from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30.

Special Alumni Panelists

  • Melody Barr (’02) – Deputy Assistant Director, City of Houston Public Services
  • Shannan Dionne Nobles – (’13) Chief Deputy Director, City Controller
  • Maria Montes (MBA ’17) – Director, City of Houston Board and Commissions
  • Carolyn Wright (’02) – Interim Director, City of Houston Solid Waste Management

Registration is required to attend.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.