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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

Fall enrollment

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

UTA’s fall enrollment set a new record at 42,496, with 3,400 incoming freshmen, KTVT CBS 11,, Targeted News Service and U.S. Fed News reported. KTVT quoted UTA President Vistasp Karbhari as saying that this new record enrollment reflects UTA’s value in the state and around the world. 

U.S. News rankings

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 rankings for universities, KTVT CBS 11, the Houston Chronicle, Dallas CultureMap and San Antonio’s KTSA 550 AM reported. UTA was No. 221 on the list.

West campus buildings

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

UTA opened two new west campus buildings – West Hall, the university’s newest residence hall, and The Commons, a place for students, faculty, staff and community members to eat and meet, the Fort Worth Business Press reported.

UTA ranked

Monday, September 10, 2018

The University of Texas at Arlington is nationally ranked No. 221 on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for 2019 list, which was released Monday, Sept. 10, reported. UTA also ranked No. 126 among top public universities in the magazine’s rankings.

Transfer pathway

Friday, September 7, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said UTA has an agreement with Tarrant County College to create an official transfer pathway that includes advising to help students take the right courses needed for a degree. The Dallas Morning News reported about the agreement in detailing a state Senate Higher Education Committee meeting concerning difficulties students have transferring between community colleges and four-year institutions. KRLD 1080 AM aired a similar story.

New ecosystem

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari published an article in The Evolllution about the need for a re-envisioned higher education ecosystem with better alignment with the labor market, faster and more flexible program development models, improved personalization and customization of the academic experience, and a greater focus on lifelong learning. 

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Strategic Plan 2020

By leveraging our expertise in improving health care, managing our natural resources, creating more livable communities, and harnessing the proliferation of data, the University is poised to help emerging megacities like the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex become sustainable economic and cultural centers that raise the prospects for prosperity and enhance quality of life.

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