Jack R. Woolf (1959-1968)
Taking office at age 35, Dr. Woolf guided The University of Texas at Arlington (then known as Arlington State College) through many changes. It transformed into a four-year college in 1959, expanded its physical footprint to approximately 130 acres in 1960, and became the first school in the A&M System to integrate in 1962. Shortly thereafter, Woolf helped ASC transition to the UT System, with its name officially becoming The University of Texas at Arlington in 1967. Woolf left the presidency on a high note, having also bolstered faculty salaries from the lowest to the fourth-highest among Texas state schools during his tenure.