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UHD’s Higher Education Social Media Summit

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Are you a student interested in a career in communications and marketing? Maybe you are a faculty member seeking to improve your LinkedIn posts, or a UHD staff member who posts on an official UHD social media account daily. If so, this conference is for you!

UHD’s Higher Education Social Media Summit will offer a day of learning and networking from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Social Media Summit Thursday, July 25, on the third floor of the Academic and Girard Street buildings. UHD students, staff, and faculty may attend the summit for free, including a complimentary lunch, by registering for the event using their email and using promo code UHDInternal at Registration.  

This in-person conference will cover institutional branding, student engagement, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts, peers, and college students on the latest trends and strategies for social media in higher education.

“Attending the Higher Education Social Media Summit offers UHD faculty and staff an invaluable opportunity to master the latest social media strategies,” said Dr. Daniel Villanueva, Vice President, Enrollment Management. “This summit is not just about learning new tools; it's a chance to effectively enhance engagement with students and the community, improve retention through better communication, and leverage these platforms to strengthen the university's branding. Engaging with industry experts and peers will also provide unique insights and practical takeaways that can transform our collective social media efforts. Whether you want to expand your digital footprint or connect more meaningfully with your audience, this summit promises to be an enriching experience that aligns perfectly with the educational environment at UHD.”

Later that day, all UHD social media managers are invited to the inaugural UHD Social Media Roundtable Discussion from 3:45 to 5 p.m. to share ideas, campaigns, and campus updates. This event is reserved for UHD staff who manage official UHD social media accounts, and registration is required.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit