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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.

Full Biography | Curriculum Vita

In the President's Words

"Pre-eminent research universities are distinguished by the quality of their faculty members, and UT Arlington is a shining example.”

– August 2014, Faculty Orientation

"No matter your vantage point, the pathways ahead will always be paved in blue and orange. Because you are today and will always be UT Arlington Mavericks."

– August 2014, MavsMeet Convocation

"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

Business Activity Impact Report

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.

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