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Marilyn Davies and the Marilyn Davies College of Business.
Marilyn Davies Naming Gift

On February 23rd, 2017, President Michael A. Olivas announced that our College of Business had received a $10 million naming gift from local businesswoman Marilyn Davies and effective that date, UHD's COB would henceforth be known as the Davies College of Business ... Continue reading

Houston University Receives Largest Gift in its History

The University of Houston-Downtown has received the largest gift in its history. Marilyn Davies, CEO of Bailey Banks Seismic, has given $10 million to UHD’s College of Business, which will be renamed the Marilyn Davies College of Business, according to a statement ... Continue reading

Mark and Tami Mallett in front of the Science and Technology Building Under Construction.
A Shared Interest of Giving

There’s intelligence everywhere, but not opportunity,” said Tami Mallett. Though neither she nor her husband Mark attended the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), the University represents something special to them ... Continue reading

C.T. Bauer Scholarship Recipeints.
Grant from The C.T. Bauer Foundation to Fund Scholarships for Business Students

Houston continues to lead the nation in job growth, and the demand for degreed professionals is on the rise. The University of Houston-Downtown’s Marilyn Davies College of Business has long prepared students for careers within the city’s robust workforce ... Continue reading

College of Science and Technology Building Under Construction.
Green Mountain Energy SunClub

The University of Houston – Downtown (UHD) Center for Urban Agriculture and Sustainability (CUAS) was founded in 2015 through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. Its goal is to create and support sustainable neighborhoods in the Houston area ... Continue reading

UHD-Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Solar Celebration

The banks of White Oak Bayou are perfect for catching some rays … especially at the University of Houston-Downtown’s College of Sciences & Technology Building. Thanks to a sustainability grant from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club ... Continue reading

College of Science and Technology Building Under Construction.
UHD-Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Solar Celebration

UHD publicly announced an ambitious campaign — UHD Here, We Go — to raise $25 million by 2020. With already $21.2 million under its belt, the University was well on its way to exceeding its goal. The campaign's mission was clear: inspire our community, serve our students and build a stronger institution for Houston through three priorities: scholarships, community engagement and facilities... Continue reading