Office of the President
In 2004, James D. Spaniolo became the 7th president of the University of Texas at Arlington. He brought with him a rich history defined by impressive accomplishments and a bold vision to clearly define the future. His strengths became part of our momentum. And at the helm of our operations, he has truly helped shape an institution that has become a source of strong regional pride.
In the President's Words
"We have demonstrated over the past nine years that we are a university that could, can, and will. There are no limitations on what we can achieve and what we can be if we truly commit ourselves in common cause and give our very best to this life-changing institution."
"We have told our story near and far. And it’s a story that resonates and connects because it’s genuine, it’s thrilling, and it’s compelling. More importantly, we’ve changed lives in the classroom, outside the classroom, and in our laboratories. But our work never ends, because the task of building a great university is never finished."
– March 2013, 1895 Society "Triumph + Tribute" Gala
"In my heart, I hope that I will have contributed in whatever way to UT Arlington achieving its destiny—becoming a truly great university that serves the needs of students and families and the citizens of Texas in a way that makes a difference in all of those lives."
"The College Park District is the talk of the town, and hosting all the events here will bring more to the name UTA. This is a really exciting time for me, to have this goal completed leaves me to know UTA is well on its way to becoming the best."
—November 2012 College Park District dedication
"When you reach the top, remember how you got there. Be confident, but don’t congratulate yourself too much. And every once in a while, look around and enjoy the view. It will remind you where you came from. Remember those who loved you before you were on top. Remember UT Arlington."
—December 2012 Commencement
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.