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Universities should be able to take education to students, wherever they are: Vistasp Karbhari


Vistasp Karbhari; photo credit: University of Texas at Arlington Vistasp Karbhari, a former president of University of Texas at Arlington, speaks about his presidency and how a university should look like in the 21 st century. Vistasp M. Karbhari, a former president of University of Texas at Arlington, was recently selected as a Cohort Fellow by Complete College America, a nonprofit that works toward improving higher education outcomes for students across the board. “He is passionate about the mission of public universities and focuses on issues related to enhancing access, inclusivity and comprehensive excellence, transfer pathways, returning adult students, the importance of impactful research and innovation, credentials and certifications, online/digital learning, and the integration of academic knowledge and skills needed for success in the workforce,” says his bio on the CAA website.

Karbhari, who served as UT Arlington president from 2013 to 2020, is one of the very few Indian Americans to lead a major research university in the United States. During his presidency, the 126-year-old school was designated as an “R1: Doctoral University” with “Very high research activity” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. He is also credited with improving the university’s infrastructure and increasing enrollment of minority […]

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