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College of Public Service

The mission of the College of Public Service (CPS) undergraduate advising system is to promote student academic excellence and career readiness. 

There are three academic disciplines in CPS which offer undergraduate degree programs: the Criminal Justice Program, the Social Work Program, and the department of Urban Education (C-440). The Criminal Justice Program and the Social Work Program are within the same academic department, the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work, and are located in C-340 (Criminal Justice faculty), and in C-330 (a combination of Social Work and Criminal Justice Faculty).

The advisors of the CPS are located in the departments that they serve. Below is a summary. 

​Program/Major
​Student
Last Name

​Assigned
CPS Advisor

​Contact Information
​Schedule
​Criminal Justice

​A through L
​Lee Smith


​ C-340
smithle@uhd.edu
713-221-5081
Sign-Up for an Appointment
Appointments: Mon, Thu, Fri 8 to 4:30 pm

Walk Ins:
Tue & Wed 
8 to 9 am
10 to 4:30 pm
​Criminal Justice
​M through Z
​Mercedes Gonzales
​C-340
gonzalesmer@uhd.edu
713-221-8519
Sign-Up for an Appointment
Appointments: 
Mon, Thu, Fri
9 to 4:30 pm

Walk-Ins:
Tue & Wed
8 to 9 am
10 to 4:30 pm
​Social Work
​A though Z
​Damaris Cortez
​C-330M
cortezd@uhd.edu
713-221-5296

Urban Education
A through Le
Anna Esparza 
Assistant Director of Advising
C-440D
esparzaa@uhd.edu
713-221-5202
Schedule an Appointment
​Urban Education
​Li through Z
​Terrilyn Ratcliff
​C-420H
ratclifft@uhd.edu
713-221-2721
Schedule an Appointment
​Urban Education Pathways Grant

​A through Z
​Tream Charvis
​C-440F
charvist@uhd.edu
713-221-8525


Many of the jobs in the Public Service sector may qualify for a federally funded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF).

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Register today! We look forward to working with you to tailor your academic program to your career goals. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the program advisor. For more information in applying at UHD, visit the UHD Admission page.

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Last updated 11/7/2018 3:33 AM