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Executive Director - James Kumm

At the University of Texas at Arlington we are committed to providing outstanding services and support to our Military-Connected Mavericks. Whether a Veteran, Active Duty, National Guard, Reservist, or Family Member, Military and Veteran Services is here to assist you to thrive in your academic pursuits. Focusing on Transition to academic life, utilization of earned education benefits, health/wellbeing, student involvement/engagement, and becoming career-ready our team is here for you. We want you to know that no matter the situation our team is available to assist in connecting you with the appropriate resources needed to succeed. I look forward to seeing you on campus soon or connecting online.

We’ll see you on the high ground!


James M Kumm M.S.

Executive Director Military and Veteran Services

The University of Texas at Arlington

Division of Student Affairs

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Recruit, retain, educate, and graduate military-connected students seeking to better themselves through the pursuit of higher education.

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UTA Military and Veteran Services (MAVS) is the centralized hub for military-connected student services, knowledge, advising, insights, student engagement, and bold solutions to issues unique to the population. By connecting military-connected students with university services, community programs, and each other we can ensure a culture of completion and workforce readiness.

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Guiding Principles

Collaborative Partnerships Across the UTA Campus and DFW Community Open, Timely, Transparent Communication Centralized Approach to Work Performed Data Driven, Student Focused, Need Based Programming.

Veteran and Military-Connected Student Recruitment and Admissions

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) complies with the Department of Defense (DoD) ban on high-pressure tactics to for the purpose of securing Service member enrollment at UTA, bans inducements, commissions, bonuses, or other incentive payment and high-pressure recruitment tactics intended to secure the enrollment of current military service members.


Policy Statement

UTA will not provide any inducements to any individual or entity to secure the enrollment of current military service members or obtain military provided tuition assistance. Inducements include any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other item having a monetary value of more than a de minimis amount. UTA will refrain from providing any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making  decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance. UTA bans high-pressure recruitment tactics such as multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.



Military Service Member: Active member of the “uniformed services,” consisting of the armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard), the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Services.