UT regents select a finalist for UTA president

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A top administrator at the University of Alabama-Huntsville has been selected as the lone finalist to become the eighth president of the University of Texas at Arlington.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Vistasp Karbhari, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the Alabama university, was selected Thursday as the lone finalist by the University of Texas System board of regents.

The regents' action positions him to take the spot at the end of a 21-day waiting period that will include visits with the UTA community in Arlington.

UTA's president since 2004, James Spaniolo, has announced retirement plans.

Pedro Reyes, the UT System's executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, said reasons Karbhari was chosen include his "incredible leadership and managerial skills."

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