About Us

For questions, call (817) 272-2929 or email at ucrequest@uta.edu

David Albart, B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, UTA


Hometown: Troy, MO

Hobby: Baseball

Bear Lunce, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, UTA

Associate Director

Hometown: Laredo, TX

Hobby: Watching Sports & Listening to Music

Justin Varghese, Ph.D. in Leadership Education, TAMU

Assistant Director – Guest Services

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Hobby: Roadtrip & Hiking

Nea Turner, B.S. in Exercise Science; Minor in Disability Studies, UTA

Coordinator for Special Programs

Hometown: Arlington, TX

Hobby: Cooking & Baking

Robbie Werner, B.A. in Studio Arts, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Assistant Director of Contract Management

Hometown: Niagara Falls, New York

Hobby: Gardening

Vanessa Beltrán, B.S. in Sociology, San Diego State University

Manager for Conference and Reservation Services

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Hobby: Biking

Nick Rood, B.M. In Audio Production, UTA

Events Manager

Hometown: Arlington, TX

Hobby: Listening to music & Watching movies

Gayathri Johnson , B.S. In Business Administration & Management, UTA

Billing and Invoicing Specialist

Hometown: Arlington, TX

Hobby: Hiking & Camping

Glenn Ferguson, B.A. in Public Relations, Texas Tech University

Technical Operations Manager

Hometown: Canyon, TX

Hobbies: Playing guitar, cooking

Hannah Thornton, B.B.A in Management and Marketing, UTA

Special Programs Coordinator

Hometown: Columbus, GA

Hobbies: Reading Dystopian & Watching Anime

Herbert George-Williams, B.S in Information Systems and Business Management, UTA

Operations Supervisor

Hometown: Rowlett, TX

Hobbies: Fitness and Gaming

Mission Statement

The mission of the E.H. Hereford University Center and The Commons is to provide for the personal and intellectual development of the students of U.T. Arlington as the living room of the campus.

Mission Values

Education: We actively seek challenges that facilitate personal and professional development for students, staff, faculty, and the University community, in a supportive learning environment.

Customer Service: We provide the highest quality of student/customer interactions while remaining flexible, responsive, and open-minded in delivering programs, services, facilities, and technology.

Communication: We practice an honest and open exchange of ideas in an environment where positive encouragement serves as the basis for our communication.

Diversity: We value the knowledge to be gained from the backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences, differences, and cultural heritages represented in our community and we support a safe environment where all people are valued, respected, and treated with dignity.

Recognition: We recognize, reward, and celebrate the collective accomplishments of our staff and perpetuate an environment that is supportive, engaging, and enjoyable.

The Role of the College Union, as defined by the Association of College Unions International

The college union advances a sense of community, unifying the institution by embracing the diversity of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and guests. We bolster the educational mission of the institution and the development of students as lifelong learners by delivering an array of cultural, educational, social, and recreational programs, services, and facilities. By any form or name, we serve as the heart of the campus community and create a welcoming environment by:

  • Operating as a student-centered organization that engages in shared decision making and holistic development through employment and involvement.
  • Advocating for inclusivity and equity, fostering respect, and affirming the identities of all individuals.
  • Educating students in leadership and social responsibility and offering firsthand experiences in global citizenship.
  • Providing gathering spaces to encourage formal and informal community interactions that build meaningful relationships.

Traditionally considered the living room, the college union enhances the student experience and cultivates an enduring connection to the institution.

University Center

E. H. Hereford University Center 300 W First St. Arlington, TX 76019

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The Commons

440 West Nedderman Dr. Arlington TX 76019

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