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President Karbhari in the News

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.

World class institution

Monday, April 21, 2014

Since taking the reins as the eighth president of The University of Texas at Arlington nearly a year ago, Vistasp Karbhari is committed to advancing the university’s national and international profile while encouraging and celebrating student, faculty and staff success, the Fort Worth Business Press reported. Over the past few months, he’s been meeting and working with the community to build on the university’s assets and see UT Arlington achieve greater prominence in academics and research, particularly in achieving Tier One recognition as a premier public research institution.

Reaching new heights

Friday, April 11, 2014

Texas is bucking a national trend of declining enrollments, but the state still has plenty of challenges in higher education, leaders of seven North Texas institutions said Thursday at the “2014 Higher Education Luncheon” put on by the Dallas Regional Chamber at the Westin Hotel in Dallas, according to the Dallas Business Journal. Finding the right blend of online education and traditional education is crucial to getting access to the most people possible, said UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari. “We have tremendous opportunity in front of us,” he said. The Dallas Morning News also reported on the luncheon.

Tier One path is a journey

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Vistasp Karbhari, president of The University of Texas at Arlington, sees Tier One as a journey more than a destination, according to a Dallas Business Journal feature. “To reach true Tier One status, we’ve got to be excellent across the board,” he said. Karbhari told the paper UT Arlington’s biggest challenge on the Tier One front will be hitting the state’s goal of $400 million in endowment.

New Nursing dean named

Monday, April 7, 2014

Anne Bavier, a nationally recognized health care leader who has held posts at top ranked universities and at the National Institutes of Health, is the new dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing, according to International Business Times, The Street, Digital Journal, Reuters and Bavier previously served as dean of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing in Storrs, Conn. and also served as dean of the nursing at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. She is president-elect of the National League for Nursing, which includes more than 39,000 members.

Nursing dean nationally recognized

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram talked with Anne Bavier, the new dean of the UT Arlington College of Nursing, about her plans for leading the College, which will now include kinesiology faculty. She said: “I think that it is exceptional because the quality of everything they have done with research, online classes, face-to-face teaching and retention rates … I’m a real believer in, ‘You plan your work, and you work your plan.’”

Tier One talk

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Dallas Business Journal interviewed UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari in its special look at Texas research universities pursuing Tier One status. President Karbhari said the biggest Tier One challenge will be hitting the state’s goal of $400 million in endowment. That number stands at about $110 million now. “That’s a good challenge to have,” Karbhari said. “It’s a way that we can reach out and the community can support one of their universities.” A separate Dallas Business Journal piece noted that Dallas-Fort Worth is the largest U.S. metro without a Tier One research university. Karbhari sees it as an economic imperative. “If you don’t have a top tier university in the region, companies don’t come here,” he said. “When a chamber goes out to recruit corporations, the reputation of the university always comes up.”

Higher ed's future

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

KERA 90.1 FM's "Think” talk show featured an interview with UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari in a look at the challenges and opportunities facing higher education. The conversation also included new UNT President Neal Smatresk.

Challenges & opportunities

Monday, March 31, 2014

UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari will be a featured guest at 12 p.m. Monday on the KERA 90.1 FM program, “Think,” along with new University of North Texas President Neal Smatresk, reported. The two leaders will discuss challenges and opportunities facing two of the largest universities in the region.


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