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Hladik named new director of UTA Parking and Transportation Services

Friday, July 29, 2016

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The University of Texas at Arlington has appointed Greg Hladik as the new director of parking and transportation services. Hladik has served as interim director for the past three months. He officially begins his new position Aug. 1.

Greg Hladik

Greg Hladik has been appointed as the University's new parking and transportation services director.

Hladik brings more than a decade of progressive experience at UTA. He formerly served as assistant director of auxiliary services and university housing assistant director.

In his new role, he will work strategically with offices across campus and the city of Arlington to enhance parking and transportation for students, faculty, staff and visitors who navigate the 420-acre campus and depend on university transportation services daily.

“With the huge growth UTA has seen, parking and transportation is in a period of change,” Hladik said. “We hope to devise more thoughtful and useful transportation and parking plans heading into the future to meet the changing campus needs. We must ensure that the transportation expectations of students, faculty, staff, the community and visitors are met to the fullest extent possible.”

Hladik’s promotion comes as the University experiences great transformation. Current construction plans include building the new Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building, removing some antiquated housing, constructing a new residence and dining facility on the west campus, and planning for other needed campus improvements.

Check the Pardon Our Progress website at www.uta.edu/progress for the most current parking information.

The new developments also bring new parking rates, more options and expanded shuttle service. Parking rates for 2016-17 are now posted online. The rates take effect Monday, Aug. 1. Also coming this fall are daily, weekly, monthly and semester permit options for more flexibility for campus visitors and employees. This is the third year of a three-year parking plan that involved student input and was approved by the Parking Committee in 2014.

Learn more at the Parking and Transportation Services website.

In his new role, Hladik will report to John Hall, vice president of administration and campus operations. Campus police previously oversaw parking administration and operations.

“Moving this position from within the UTA Campus Police Department will allow Greg to focus more on our complex parking and transportation services, and plan for growth. Greg also can take in best practices in parking and transportation strategies, as well as incorporate more technology into our operations to make them better and more efficient,” Hall said. “The move also will allow campus police to concentrate their efforts and resources on campus security and other policing needs.”

Hladik previously served as assistant director for auxiliary services, with responsibility for the retail units in College Park and working with university housing. His entire career has been devoted to higher education, starting as a student resident assistant at Oklahoma State University before advancing to professional positions at Arkansas Tech University and UTA. He is currently a doctoral student in the College of Education’s educational leadership and policy studies program, expecting to graduate this fall. He earned a master’s of science degree in college student personnel from Arkansas Tech University.

About The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is a R-1 Carnegie “highest research activity” institution of more than 55,000 degree-seeking students in campus-based and online degree programs and is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. U.S. News & World Report ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2016 Best for Vets list. Visit http://www.uta.edu to learn more, and find UTA rankings and recognition at http://www.uta.edu/uta/about/rankings.php.

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