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Who's Who

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges

For more than seven decades this national program has honored outstanding campus leaders annually for their scholastic and community achievement.  There is no initiation cost or membership to the program. The Who’s Who Program was designed in 1934 by founder H. Pettus Randall III to ensure academic achievement was recognized regardless of a student’s financial ability to participate.

The UT Arlington Who’s Who process is managed by the Leadership Center in collaboration with faculty and staff across the university.

Qualification and Nomination Information:   

  1. Undergraduate students must have completed at least 60 semester hours and one previous semester at UTA before this fall’s registration and must be currently registered at UTA, carrying a minimum course load of nine credits.  The minimum GPA requirement for undergraduates is 3.0.  This academically qualifies a student for consideration; but once this has been established, the grade point average does not further impact the selection, as Who’s Who is not solely an academic award.  Academically eligible students will be evaluated on service to the community and/or leadership in campus activities.

  2. Graduate students are also eligible for consideration.  Selection criteria include research, teaching and service.  A successful candidate will excel in one of these three categories and have a presence in a second category. In addition, the student should have completed at least one previous semester at UTA.  The minimum GPA for graduate students is 3.0; once established, it does not further impact the selection. 

The Who’s Who Departmental Nomination Sheet is available online, here. Please complete the form and submit your nominations via email to Loretta Pequeño-Griffin,, by Friday, November 1, 2013. 

Timeline for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges

October 18, 2013

Nomination information sent to campus departments

November 1, 2013

Campus department nominations due back to the Leadership Center

November 4, 2013

Nominated students notified

November 19, 2013

Student applications due back to the Leadership Center

December 10 and 12, 2013

Nomination committees meet

January 1, 2014

Names of recipients submitted to National Who’s Who

Early spring, 2014

The UT Arlington Who’s Who ceremony and reception

For questions, please email Loretta Pequeño-Griffin, Associate Director, The Leadership Center, or call us at 817-272-9220.