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
"UT Arlington stands poised to take the next step toward Tier One status and, more importantly, toward being a model 21st-century urban university, a shining example for others to follow."
– April 2013, UTArlington Magazine
"UT Arlington is a very innovative university, and it has done a fabulous job in striking new ground in a variety of different areas."
– March 2013, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"Together we will become a world-class institution, a pre-eminent place for intellectual pursuits, and a driver of positive change."
"We live in a world where access is no longer constrained by geographical location. UT Arlington is leading the way in ensuring that the new ways of connection yield very high levels of preparation and in moving from teaching as delivering knowledge to instruction as facilitating discovery."
– February 2013, UT Arlington Town Hall Meeting
"If you look at Tier One, it’s a journey. But it’s a journey that, in my mind, has to be balanced between trying to hit all the keys in terms of research metrics with the excellence that we need at the undergraduate and graduate levels. UT Arlington is known for that."
– February 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.