The Investiture of President Jennifer Cowley

‘Our state needs us to dream big’

The investiture of President Cowley celebrates her vision for the University to be one of the nation’s most inclusive and impactful research universities and officially ushers in a new era at UTA.

What is an Investiture?

Steeped in tradition and protocol, an investiture is a formal ceremony conferring the official power of the office upon a new university president. At UTA, the investiture events are a celebration of everything the University has achieved in our history and the accomplishments to come under President Cowley’s leadership.

Traditions of the Investiture
graphic of university seal

Investiture Ceremony


All members and friends of the Maverick family are invited to attend Dr. Cowley’s Presidential Investiture Ceremony, where she will be formally conferred the authority and symbols of the UTA presidency. RSVP appreciated but not required.


2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2022


UTA's College Park Center

Jennifer cowley and her husband

Street Festival Reception


Join us immediately after the Presidential Investiture Ceremony for a street festival celebration of President Cowley and the possibilities on the horizon for the Maverick community. RSVP appreciated but not required.


4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2022


Spaniolo Drive

Celebrating the Investiture

Meet the President

Jennifer Cowley, Ph.D., is the first female president of The University of Texas at Arlington and the 10th overall. She is also a professor of public affairs and planning in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs.

Learn more about her

Contact Information

Have Questions?

Contact UTA Special Events by emailing or calling 817-272-5300.