Office of the President
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 UT Arlington’s national and international profile while strengthening excellence in research and teaching and ensuring the success of the University’s 33,800 undergraduate and graduate students.
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.
In the President's Words
"We must make sure that we’re able to give any student who has the desire, motivation, and qualifications access to the tremendous knowledge that exists here."
– November 2013, UTArlington Magazine
"UT Arlington alumni are a powerful force. Nearly 110,000 alumni live in North Texas alone, and I see evidence of that every day. Everywhere, I see Mavericks who not only are making a difference, but are setting the pace, leading by example, and enabling excellence."
– October 2013, Distinguished Alumni Gala
"We are a university defined by excellence—in research and teaching. As an urban university, we have a responsibility not only to develop and deliver knowledge, but to also transform it, to ensure that what we do adds to the intellectual, technological, and socioeconomic well-being of the region and nation."
– October 2013, Fort Worth Alumni Luncheon
"UT Arlington is in the company of Tier One institutions already. With its unique history, accomplishments, and location, UT Arlington is poised to be the model for the 21st-century urban university, a Tier One university that is intrinsically tied to the community and region."
– September 2013, Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
"This university has something very great about it. It is a young university. It’s able to make some tremendous changes in a very short period of time and that means it can meet the needs of students and meet the needs of the community in a very good way."
– September 2013, The Shorthorn
Fueling Economic Growth
UT Arlington advances the economy by raising the skill level of the workforce, fostering discovery, and cultivating entrepreneurship and associated capital investment. The University creates a $12.8 billion annual economic impact in North Texas, which represents about 4 percent of the entire regional economy.