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A visionary leader and accomplished scholar, Vistasp M. Karbhari took office in June 2013 as the eighth president of The University of Texas at Arlington. He is committed to advancing UTA’s national and international profile while strengthening excellence in research and teaching and ensuring the success of the University’s more than 48,000 students in Texas and around the world.

A prolific researcher and seasoned administrator, President Karbhari has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than $37 million in research projects and authored or co-authored more than 460 papers in journals and conference proceedings.

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President Karbhari and UTA in the News

Regents outstanding employees

Monday, April 16, 2018

Two University of Texas at Arlington staff members are part of the 30-member inaugural class of UT System Regents' Outstanding Employee Award, U.S. Fed News reported. Molly Albart, director of Student Success, Planning and Assessment for the Division of Student Affairs, and Jeff Johnson, director of Maintenance Operations and Special Projects, will be honored at a May 14 special ceremony and luncheon in Austin at The Driskill Hotel.

Nepal television interviews

Friday, April 6, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari and Jay Horn, UTA executive director in the Office of International Education, were interviewed about the UTA campus, international life, diversity and the role of higher education, Nepal’s News 24’s SDG Talk reported. UTA student Vishan Neupane conducted the interview.

Esports facility

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari welcomed the construction of an esports facility that city of Arlington officials recently announced will be located just a few minutes away from the campus, GIN or Game Industry News reported.

Governor visits India

Monday, March 26, 2018

Gov. Greg Abbott is pitching Texas to various groups and entities in India, The Dallas Morning News reported. The governor said he was fascinated to learn that two Texas universities are run by Indian Americans. Vistasp Karbhari is president of the University of Texas at Arlington. Renu Khator is chancellor of the University of Houston system.

eSports venture

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari will be attending a major announcement Wednesday about a state-of-the-art eSports venture planned for the Arlington Entertainment District in the near future, Arlington Voice reported. 

UTA president featured

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was featured in a Texas Tribune and Eagle Pass Business Journal article about fixing higher education funding. “Having some type of performance funding tied to each institution’s mission, in addition to a consistent and stable model for funding would benefit Texas students and our economy,” Karbhari said. 

Karbhari receives award

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari received an award from the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber celebration of the Lunar New Year, The Dallas Morning News reported. Chamber president Grace McDermott recognized Karbhari for his support for the local Asian-American community. 



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