Apr 22, 2024  

Welcome from the President

Dear Student:

Welcome to the University of Houston-Downtown.

Whether you’re a prospective first-time-in-college student, transferring from another institution or just exploring your options, I am confident you willsee ample evidence of our commitment to our students in the heart of Downtown Houston as the next stop on your academic journey.

For more than 40 years, UHD has been an integral part of the city’s educational and diverse landscape as one of the most diverse institutions in the nation. We offer students a transformative, high-quality education that is flexible, affordable and close to home.

Our institution produces leaders in business, criminal justice, education, humanities, sciences and technology, social work and a range of other disciplines. These programs integrate real-world experience with degrees that employers values, thus positioning students for rewarding careers in an ever-evolving workforce. UHD’s academic programs are led by award-winning scholars and educators who are committed to your success. Likewise, the University’s staff members are always available to provide guidance as you navigate through your college experience.

Aside from its people and programs, UHD provides students with many resources aimed at supporting your education. These include the Writing and Reading Center, Supplemental Instruction Program, Career Development Center and Tutoring resources.

At UHD, our campus hosts town hall discussions on relevant topics and features lectures from noted scholars and civic leaders. These events are an extension of our academic mission to provide engaged learning for faculty, staff members, students and the communities we serve.

Earning a degree requires focus and commitment. In academic and business circles, this sense of resolve is referred to as grit. As a student at UHD, you will further develop this sense of grit to ultimately join the more than 50,000 proud Gator Alumni.

Thank you for choosing UHD, and good luck on your academic endeavors.




Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz
UHD President