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Virtual Lobby


Join our virtual lobby and get help from our CPS Advising Center team.

Virtual Lobby Hours: 9 -12 p.m. & 1-5 pm | M-F

  • A CPS staff member will be with you shortly and is seeing students in order of arrival. Please allow 3-5 minutes to be admitted into the waiting area.
  • Once admitted to the waiting room, please be patient and have your UHD ID number ready.
  • This is not an advising session as this is a public lobby. Schedule an advising appointment via EAB Navigate

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Passcode: CPS

Virtual Appointments


We are here to support you to our fullest extent by offering virtual or phone appointments. Follow the links below to schedule your appointment.

Schedule an Appointment

Guide to schedule an appointment (pdf)


Criminal Justice Virtual Drop-In


Meet with a CJ Advisor virtually during open hours.

Virtual Drop-In Hours:
Mondays
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  • You'll enter the virtual waiting room and our host will send you instructions to the chat.
  • Once an Advisor is available you will be assigned to a room to begin your virtual advising appointment.
  • When your meeting is done you can exit the zoom meeting.

Join CJ Virtual Drop-In

Passcode: CJ

Social Work Virtual Drop-In


Meet with a SW Advisor virtually during open hours.

Virtual Drop-In Hours:
Mondays     
1:00 – 3:00 pm

  • You'll enter the virtual waiting room and our host will send you instructions to the chat.
  • Once an Advisor is available you will be assigned to a room to begin your virtual advising appointment.
  • When your meeting is done you can exit the zoom meeting.

Join SW Virtual Drop-In

Passcode: BSW

Urban Education Virtual Drop-In


Meet with a UE Advisor virtually during open hours.

Virtual Drop-In Hours:
Tuesdays       
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  • You'll enter the virtual waiting room and our host will send you instructions to the chat.
  • Once an Advisor is available you will be assigned to a room to begin your virtual advising appointment.
  • When your meeting is done you can exit the zoom meeting.

Join UE Virtual Drop-In

Passcode: Teach


 

Meet Dr. Jerry Wallace, Assistant Dean and Director of the College of Public Service Advising Center


Dr. Wallace focuses on retention, recruitment, and Academic Advising here at CPS. We want to make sure the College of Public Service gives you the tools you need to graduate and make an impact in your community.

 
 


The mission of academic advising in the College of Public Service is to assist students in relating their needs, values, abilities, and goals to the educational programs of Urban Education and Criminal Justice, and Social Work at the University of Houston-Downtown.​

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 CPS Advising Center located on the 4th floor. Below is a summary. 

​Program/Major
​Student
Last Name

​Assigned
CPS Advisor

​Contact Information
​Schedule
​Criminal Justice
​A through L
​Lee Smith


​ C-420
smithle@uhd.edu
Schedule an Appointment
J​ustice
​M through Z
Tandra Semiens
​C-420
semiensl@uhd.edu

Schedule an appointment
​Social Work
​A though Z
Justin Burton
​C-420
burtonj@uhd.edu
​Schedule an appointment
Urban Education
A through Le
Anna Esparza 
Assistant Director of Advising
C-420
esparzaa@uhd.edu
Schedule an Appointment
​Urban Education
​Li through Z
​Terrilyn Ratcliff
​C-420H
ratclifft@uhd.edu
Schedule an Appointment
​Urban Education Pathways Grant

​A through Z
​Tream Charvis
​C-440F
charvist@uhd.edu
Schedule an appointment
​Urban Education Pathways Grant
UHD-LSCS Kingwood
A through Z - Kingwood Students 
​Tan Tidwell
​SCC-159
tidwellt@uhd.edu
Schedule an appointment


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.

Last updated 11/5/2020 3:44 AM