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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) 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.