Welcome from the Dean,
As I reflect back on my first year as Dean, I am truly grateful for the opportunity to experience the tremendous value that the remarkable men and women who comprise the College of Business deliver daily to its students and the community. The good news is that the best is yet to come.
I am more confident than ever that the goals that we have established for the College of Business for coming years; significantly increasing scholarships available to our students; meaningfully increasing engagement with alumni and employers; delivering value to the business community through the creation of unique programs designed to meet their educational needs, ensuring that our curriculum provides maximum value for our students, and enhancing career development and placement opportunities for students; will be realized.
There are many new happenings, such as the opening of the Sam Mahrouq Financial Markets Lab and the Maverick Business Pitch Competition, providing students with real world, hands on experiences. We have also launched the Dean’s Leadership Circle, which will provide deserving students with additional scholarships dollars. The introduction of the Mavericks Macroeconomics Series and the Maverick CEO Roundtable brings our alumni and other business leaders together in a format that allows them to discuss and debate current economic trends and challenges.
The Ft. Worth – Dallas Metroplex is home to 7.5 million people and expected to add another 3.0 million people by 2030, bringing increasing opportunities and additional jobs. This anticipated growth, however, is dependent on the availability of a skilled workforce. In fact, by 2030 it is anticipated that 65% of all jobs will require a college degree or a certificate. Currently, statewide, we are at approximately 45%, so for those of us in higher education, we will certainly have our work cut out for ourselves. The University of Texas at Arlington is currently proud to be the 5th most diverse campus in the United States and this uniquely positions for servicing the next generation of students. From business analytics and international business to healthcare administration and entrepreneurship, we define why UTA’s College of Business exists in these words: Transforming Lives through Knowledge.
Harry Dombroski, UTA Alumnus (1979) and longtime executive with Hunt Oil and Hunt Consolidated, was named dean of the UTA College of Business by President Vistasp Karbhari and Provost Lim.