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A visionary leader and accomplished scholar, Vistasp M. Karbhari took office in June 2013 as the eighth president of The University of Texas at Arlington. He is committed to advancing UTA’s national and international profile while strengthening excellence in research and teaching and ensuring the success of the University’s more than 58,000 students in Texas and around the world.

A prolific researcher and seasoned administrator, President Karbhari has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than $37 million in research projects and authored or co-authored more than 460 papers in journals and conference proceedings.

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President Karbhari and UTA in the News

Wendell Nedderman

Friday, May 10, 2019

Dr. Wendell Nedderman, who was president of UTA for 20 years, died on Wednesday, May 8, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, CBS 11 DFW and the Fort Worth Business Press reported. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said Nedderman set the foundation and trajectory for the transition from a small college to one of the largest and best-reputed universities in Texas.

College completion panel

Monday, April 15, 2019

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari participated in a panel of three higher education leaders hosted by The Texas Tribune to discuss how the state can elevate college completion rates, The Daily Texan reported. Karbhari said measuring student success with four- and six-year degree completion rates ignores nontraditional students, adult learners and community college transfers, who make up approximately 50% of UTA’s student population.

Completion discussion

Friday, April 12, 2019

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari is one of the panelists at a Texas Tribune roundtable on college completion today, The Eagle in Bryan-College Station reported.

Higher education funding

Friday, April 5, 2019

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari praised state lawmakers for approving higher education budget increases in The Dallas Morning News’ Points from Austin. In a more in-depth Dallas Morning News article about what UTA and other North Texas universities received, Karbhari said the lawmakers’ commitment allows higher education to serve a growing population, ensure economic development and sustain research.

Strategic plan update

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

About 60 faculty members from across the UTA campus attended the first of a series of symposiums aimed at determining the progress the University has made in its strategic plan themes, Targeted News Service reported. The next syposium, focused on global environmental impact, starts at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at The Commons.

Answering workforce needs

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Preparing college students to become highly skilled professionals and answer the needs of a changing workforce are demands that UTA faces now and in the future, UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote in a TribTalk op-ed. TribTalk is a publication of The Texas Tribune. Karbhari said that vision requires increased options for Texans of all backgrounds and at any stage of life.

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Strategic Plan 2020

By leveraging our expertise in improving health care, managing our natural resources, creating more livable communities, and harnessing the proliferation of data, the University is poised to help emerging megacities like the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex become sustainable economic and cultural centers that raise the prospects for prosperity and enhance quality of life.

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