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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

Online numbers

Friday, January 5, 2018

UTA is among the leading colleges in the nation for online education, according to an Inside Higher Ed article that showed overall online student enrollment. UTA’s online enrollment is growing, reaching 21,330 in Fall 2016. 

Mujeras Legendarias

Friday, January 5, 2018

Ford Motor Co. honored Maria Martinez-Cosio, UTA’s associate vice provost for faculty development and associate professor in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, with a Mujeres Legendarias Award, according to Public NowEl Comunicador de Dallas and Scienmag. Mujeres Legendarias, or legendary women, is a national program honoring Hispanic women who are improving their communities. 

Improving pathways

Friday, December 15, 2017

In a column for, UTA President Vistasp Karbhari challenged four-year universities and community colleges to work together to improve transferability. “We have no option except to put aside differences, break down silos, forget artificial spheres of influence and work in integrated fashion, putting the success of students first,” Karbhari wrote.

UTA dedicated to innovation

Friday, November 17, 2017

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari was quoted in a Smart CEO article about The Rising Tide Initiative to empower entrepreneurs in Fort Worth. “UTA is committed to developing an environment and culture that eliminates obstacles to innovation and entrepreneurship so that results of research and creative activity can be moved from our studios and laboratories into the economy for the benefit of society,” Karbhari said.

End User list

Monday, November 13, 2017

Max Kidd, associate director of technology in UTA Police Department, has been named an End User "20 under 40," Security Systems News reported. Kidd handles all the physical security in regards to cameras and intrusion. 

Campus Rec interview

Monday, November 13, 2017

Campus Rec Magazine asked Dax Kuykendall, UTA’s director of campus recreation, six questions about his role in campus recreation at the University.

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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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