The University’s future successes will be underpinned by the support of our alumni and the vitality of our renewed and future external relationships. We must foster positive alumni and community engagement and create opportunities for people to connect to UTA. We will be able to grow a broader and more vibrant Maverick community through such dedicated efforts.
UTA has a vast network of alumni who reach across the globe. Our alumni are business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders in their communities. We also have a growing number of relationships with community and business leaders in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond. We are proud to partner with these organizations to serve their needs, support our community, and prepare the workforce they need.
of graduates live in North Texas
economic impact in the region
We are focused on our role and responsibility to be a leader and partner in our communities by engaging in purposeful and mutually beneficial partnerships to develop enriched opportunities for both student and community entities. UTA is focusing on a campus-wide corporate engagement strategy as well as assessing our overall community engagement strategy. We aspire to achieve the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification recognizing our impact on the communities we serve.
We are actively working to engage our alumni across Texas and the globe to build meaningful and lifelong relationships with their alma mater. We are developing strategies to increase alumni outreach and expanding our Maverick Network. These efforts are closely tied with our focus on continuing to build our reputation and brand recognition across DFW.
As community partners, your insights and feedback are invaluable as we develop our strategic plan to shape the future of our institution. We want to hear from you about your goals, needs, and vision for UTA based on your experience and ongoing relationship with the university. From Nov. 1-30 alumni, community members and partners are encouraged to complete our "Shared Dreams, Bright Future" strategic plan survey.Take the survey now
Enhanced scholarship, program, and professorship support thanks to our generous donors, including UTA’s largest single philanthropic gift, received in May 2023.
Saw significant success in new and ongoing alumni networking events over the past year.
Expanded corporate and community partnerships.
Created the inaugural State of Higher Education in partnership with the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce and Tarrant County College.
Established two new endowed professorships and 13 new endowments from generous donors that support student scholarships and faculty research.
Started the new Black Alumni Chapter. The chapter has elected a board and has been actively hosting social events, volunteering at the Zeb Strong Jr. MLK Day of Service, marching in the UTA Homecoming Parade, and participating in “An Evening of Black Excellence” celebrating UTA’s graduating students.
Hired two important leadership positions, Marie Schultz as the new vice president for development and alumni relations and Yolanda Bevill as the new vice president for marketing, messaging, and engagement.
Reorganized the Office of University Advancement to place greater emphasis on development and alumni relations and marketing, messaging, and engagement.
Held listening sessions for President Cowley to seek input and feedback from alumni and community leaders.