Hello Mavericks! I am thrilled to join the UTA team as the vice president of the newly formed Division of Institutional Advancement. This configuration, a melding of the departments of University Communications and Development and Alumni Relations, signifies yet another milestone in the University's immense growth and change. Our work will further position UTA as we set our sights firmly on the future growth and excellence of the University and Maverick leaders in the state, nation, and world.
Together, we will focus on furthering public understanding and recognition of UTA and its mission as a leading public research university. Equally important, we will continue to support and build strong relationships with our entire community, including students, alumni, community members, donors, media, parents, and friends.
President Karbhari's vision for UTA to become the model 21st-century urban research university, coupled with the enthusiastic support that faculty, alumni, donors, and staff have for that vision, made it an easy choice to join this team. The opportunity to work together to share UTA's story with the world and help the institution achieve its aspirational goals is personally and professionally inspiring.
In the following pages, you will read about just some of the reasons why UTA is a model 21st-century urban research university. Our students are among the highest achievers. Our faculty continues to conduct important research that is solving today's problems and anticipating and addressing future challenges in our local, state, and global communities. Our alumni are committed Mavericks who are thriving in their professions and continuing to give back to their alma mater.
Together, these stories paint a clear picture: UTA is a university of excellence with a dynamic community that is singularly focused on making an impact, and it is time for the whole world to know who we are!
—Deborah "Dee" Robinson, PhD
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
An exemplary fundraiser and advancement professional, Dee Robinson brings more than 25 years of leadership and management experience through previous executive positions at major universities.