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 38,000 on-campus and online 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
"UT Arlington is a place known for access, diversity, and excellence, one where teaching and research are balanced and move forward in symphony, and one where innovation infuses everything we do."
– April 2014, Fort Worth Business Press
"I'm not going to wait for Tier One designation to get the best and brightest. We're already doing that. If you look at our recent hires, they're from the top schools in the country."
– April 2014, Dallas Business Journal
"We are an international institution, a place where students can get a global perspective, and a great place to celebrate international culture."
– April 2014, The Shorthorn
"Urban universities such as UT Arlington have a responsibility not just to create a citizenry that has been well educated, but to create a workforce that is ready to do what is needed. We must partner with the community because that is what will take us much further."
– March 2014, KERA-FM’s Think talk show
"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
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.