THANK YOU! Celebrating Academic Advisor Appreciation Week May 2-8
By Sheryl E. Taylor
UHD is celebrating Academic Advisors this week for Advisor Appreciation Week, May 2 - 8.
Advisor Appreciation Week was established by NACADA — an association of professional advisors, counselors, faculty, administrators, and students working to enhance the educational development of students — to recognize the crucial role academic advising and advisors play in supporting student success.
“I became a UHD Advisor because I understand that advising is one of the many critical factors that contribute toward student success, and it provides a tangible sense of support and guidance on campus,” said Tiffany Wilson, academic advisor, Marilyn Davies College of Business. “Advising allows me to motivate students toward achieving the academic goals they thought were impossible. It is so rewarding to build relationships with students and witness their success as they transition through their collegiate life. Advising is not just a job to me, it is an investment, and investing in my students is something I take seriously here at UHD.”
During this week, the UHD Colleges and the Provost’s Office have events celebrating the contributions of our Academic Advisors. The UHD Community is encouraged to show its appreciation by stopping by Advisors’ offices and saying thank you for their continued commitment to student success.
“UHD Academic Advisors serve as advocates for our students in their academic careers by creating meaningful relationships and providing critical information,” said Assistant Dean Crystal Guillory, College of Humanities & Social Sciences. “This week, we honor and recognize our Advisors’ commitment and dedication to our students’ academic journeys for graduation and career readiness.”
Justin Burton, Academic Advisor III, College of Public Service, said, “Academic Advising means that I am here for my students in any way that I can be to help them succeed. I hope that my students see me as a guide, as a resource, and as a UHD representative they can trust. UHD is a fantastic and diverse institution that cares about student success and representation.”
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.