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Women in the ranks

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Dallas Morning News story on the inaugural Women in Law Enforcement Conference in Southlake noted that the UT Arlington police department is among the 1 percent of U.S. law enforcement agencies with a female chief. One conference speaker said simply adding more women to the ranks isn’t enough. Female officers should be rising within their own law enforcement agencies — and helping each other to do it.

National honors

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities will present its President's Awards of Excellence during HACU's 28th Annual Conference Oct. 4-6 in Denver, Colo.,, Financial and reported. The 2014 honorees include The University of Texas at Arlington, which earned Outstanding HACU-Member Institution in recognition of excellence in support of HACU’s mission.

Enrollment record

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall enrollment has reached a new record high at UT Arlington, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial said. Nearly 35,000 students are calling themselves Mavericks this autumn, up 4.8 percent from the previous year. The most notable gains this year were in the engineering college, where more than 6,000 students are now enrolled – a 25 percent increase over fall 2013.

Reaching new heights

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall enrollment at The University of Texas at Arlington continues to set records, as enrollment has hit a new high of nearly 35,000, the Dallas Business Journal, Fort Worth Business Press, WBAP/820 AM, KLIF/550 AM and CultureMap Dallas reported. Engineering, education and nursing programs are fueling most of that growth. “We’ve been focusing on areas where there’s a workforce need. And, we’ve really been meeting those workforce needs. Students who come here know they’re going to get jobs,” UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari said in an interview with KXAS/NBC 5.

Leading the way

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The U.S. India Chamber held its 15th annual awards banquet last week in Dallas, where it honored UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari, the Dallas Morning News reported. Karbhari received the Outstanding Leader in the Field of Education Award. Raj Malik, a UT Arlington graduate, received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Editorial says alumni relationship essential

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

University of Texas at Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari, like other university presidents before him, is pushing hard to build and maintain strong relationships with the school’s alumni, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial said. But unlike previous presidents, Karbhari may have to build on that relationship without help from the independent UT Arlington Alumni Association.

Moving forward

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that UT Arlington will start an alumni relations office as the 3,000-member UT Arlington Alumni Association decides how it will move forward. The group seems to be on the brink of ending, but alumni voted 52-30 against the measure Saturday.  

Alumni Association to disband, University to launch alumni program

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the nonprofit UT Arlington Alumni Association will disband in coming months because of financial problems, but the university will simultaneously launch its own program.  The story said UT Arlington will “continue to work diligently to engage all alumni and alumni groups in the life of the University.”

Karbhari makes list of top 10 Indian American educators in U.S. universities

Monday, July 21, 2014

UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari was included on The American Bazaar’s list of top 10 Indian American educators in U.S. universities. The story said individuals of Indian origin are leading some of the biggest and most renowned universities in the entire world, let alone within just America.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

UT Arlington’s plans for expanding the Bound for Success early college admission program in Mansfield and Grand Prairie school districts are featured in the Mansfield News-Mirror and the Grand Prairie Reporter. President Vistasp Karbhari and officials and students from each district announced the expansion together Tuesday.

Encouraging students to earn college degrees

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Dallas Morning News, KXAS/NBC 5 and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on a Tuesday event where Grand Prairie ISD and UT Arlington officials announced expansion of the Bound for Success program, the UT Arlington pre-admission initiative aimed at encouraging more high school students to earn their college degrees. The event featured UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari, Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen, a distinguished UT Arlington alumnus, and Superintendent Susan Hull. The Star-Telegram also included details of a similar partnership with Mansfield ISD. Mansfield junior Austin Macleod said: “I’ll definitely remember UT Arlington for helping me this way.”

More and better achievements

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Eleven months into his job as president of The University of Texas at Arlington, Vistasp Karbhari has a firm grip on the reins and firm convictions about where he, the University and its more than 34,000 students are headed, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial noted. In short, it’s toward more and better – while taking pride in what the school already has.


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