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Welcome to the University of Houston-Downtown!

UHD President, Dr. Loren J. Blanchard Meet University of Houston-Downtown President, Dr. Loren J. Blanchard, who oversees the institution’s historic downtown campus as well as UHD Northwest and off-site centers at Lone Star College campuses in CyFair and Kingwood.

An accomplished academic leader, President Blanchard is aided by award-winning scholars and talented staff members, who are dedicated to the success of UHD’s diverse student population. UHD serves as a premier urban university that provides Houstonians with affordable and attainable higher education opportunities.

UHD has long maintained a commitment to enhancing higher education within the fourth largest city in the United States. With approximately 15,000 students, UHD remains the second largest university in Houston and its most affordable. More than 54,000 alumni have emerged from this institution ready to serve as leaders in business, education, public service, the arts, humanities, science and medicine.

The Office of the President supports these students on their academic and professional journeys and works to enhance higher education opportunities for all Houstonians.

Thank you for visiting the Office of the President’s site. If you’re new to campus, don’t hesitate to explore UHD via our virtual tours.

Last updated 1/17/2023 9:53 AM