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Dean of Students for Student Affairs

Welcome to the University of Houston-Downtown and the Office of the Dean of Students! We are happy to have your interest! Our staff are committed to enhancing every student’s opportunity for success and engagement with the university. Throughout the division of Student Affairs, you will find an array of information, services, and events to help you navigate the campus, assist you with reaching your goals, and prepare you for success during your time as a student and the life you will lead after graduation.

The staff in the Office of the Dean of Students is your contact when you need assistance. Please view our Campus Resources and Information Guide to identify and take advantage of all of the resources available to you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 713-221-8100 | To file a complaint, please see the Student Complaints webpage.

Go Gators!

Dr. Meritza Tamez
​Dean of Students

About the Dean of Students: Meritza Tamez, Ph.D. provides strategic direction, vision, and support for the Student Affairs division, and has direct supervision of the Career Development Center, Counseling Services, Disability Services, Health Services, Student Activities, Student Conduct, Sports and Fitness, and Veterans Services. Dr. Tamez began her tenure at UHD in 2014 as the director of Disability Services, promoted to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in 2018, and began serving as the Interim Assistant VP/Dean of Students in 2019. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Texas A&M University-College Station, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from the Pennsylvania State University.

Last updated 7/23/2021 6:56 AM