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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 UTA’s national and international profile while strengthening excellence in research and teaching and ensuring the success of the University’s more than 48,000 students in Texas and around the world.

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.

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President Karbhari and UTA in the News

Record enrollment

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

KXAS NBC 5 interviewed UTA President Vistasp Karbhari about the university’s record numbers of entering freshmen and record overall enrollment, becoming the largest campus in North Texas. “It’s a great university, it’s an urban university,” Karbhari said. Entering freshman Hana Bader Ali and Allan Saxe, associate professor of political science, were also interviewed for the story. Dallas' KSKY 600 AM also covered the record enrollment. 

Low debt

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MarketWatch reported that UTA is among the top universities in the nation for graduating students with the lowest debt. President Vistasp Karbhari said UTA helps students keep costs low with creative financial aid packages and success skill classes to encourage on-time graduation. MyInforms also carried the story.

Bike share

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

KDFW FOX 4 reported on the launch of UTA’s new Bike Share Program. President Vistasp Karbhari said the program brings sustainability to the campus in just one more way.

President, alumnus featured

Friday, July 14, 2017

Two Mavericks were featured in a series of Star-Telegram special reports about immigrants in North Texas. UTA President Vistasp Karbhari , a native of India, said every immigrant story is different. Alumnus Tom Ha earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UTA after coming to America as a refugee during the Vietnam War.

UTA reaches mega status

Monday, July 3, 2017

UTA was referred to as a “mega-university” in an op-ed column in the Star-Telegram titled “Should Fort Worth become a city of cowboys, culture – and colleges?” The article by Bud Kennedy also mentioned UTA’s highly ranked College of Engineering. 

Adult learners

Friday, June 23, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari wrote a column for Evolllution.com asking whether higher education is doing enough to serve returning adult learners.



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