Over the past month I’ve had the pleasure of meeting UTA alums from to California to New York and closer to home right here in Arlington and the DFW area. Ours is a wonderful institution and we can be justifiably proud of the achievements of our alumni – now more than 200,000 strong. From teachers and presidents to entrepreneurs, bankers and leaders of industry, they are shaping the world and leaving the Maverick mark on it. Everyone I met expressed a tremendous gratitude for the education and opportunity that UTA gave them, in many cases, when no one else would.
Whether you are in the DFW Metroplex, Texas, the U.S. or abroad, your alma mater wants to engage, to build a strong Maverick community through alumni networks, and to have you visit us again – to see a university that may be very different from the one you remembered, but one that continues its progress to pre-eminence on the shoulders of our dedicated and talented faculty and staff and the reputation our alumni build through their achievements. I’d like to meet as many alumni as possible and would welcome opportunities to meet with Mavericks near and far. As I travel you may be contacted by my office or by Ms. Julie Barfield, Executive Director of the Office of Alumni Relations. I hope you’ll agree to meet, or even better, reach out first. Until then, “Mav up!”