Welcome from the Dean
Dean of University College Dr. Scott Marzilli
As Dean and Student Success Officer of University College (UC) at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), I want to welcome you and share my commitment to providing students with programs, resources, and services to help you achieve your college goals.
University College has been nationally recognized for providing our students with programs, resources, and services designed to help students not only complete their academic degrees, but to excel in their personal and professional goals. We offer academic advising, tutoring services, peer and faculty mentors, leadership, and employment opportunities for our first-year students and students enrolled in our degree programs. In addition to the academic advising office, the Gator Success Center and First-Year Experience offices provide our students with academic coaches, mentors, and other activities designed to help students during their first years in college.
To meet the increasingly diverse and complex needs of our workforce, University College also offers two innovative degree programs designed to prepare UHD students for a workforce that emphasizes innovation, effective and creative communication, collaboration and leadership skills. As employers seek employees who can handle complex information and creatively approach and solve real-world problems, University College offers the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Administration (BAAS) and the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS) to meet these needs. These two programs offer flexible opportunities including online and in-person, as well as tutoring, mentors, internships, and field experience.
If we can do anything to assist you in your transition to UHD or your first or second year, please do not hesitate to contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org.