UT Tyler 40th Anniversary
- UT Tyler’s 10,000th academic degree awarded.
- UT Tyler initiates plans for Joint Baccalaureate Studies program with area community colleges.
- UT Tyler’s first Interactive Video instruction implemented.
- Coordinating Board authorizes master of science in mathematics.
- University Pines apartments, first on-campus student housing, opens.
- Coordinating Board authorizes master of science degree in biology.
- UT Tyler men’s tennis team wins second national title.
- Groundbreaking ceremony for $22 million UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.
- UT Tyler engineering program approved by Texas Legislature.
- Palestine campus opens.
- UT Tyler George F. Hamm Endowed Chair in Arts and Humanities established by university supporters.
- UT Tyler Bart Brooks Endowed Professorship of Ethics and Leadership established.
- Coordinating Board authorizes master’s degree in political science.
- R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center opens.
- UT Tyler four-year status approved by Texas Legislature.
- Development of UT Tyler Longview University Center approved by Texas Legislature.
- UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center opens with Marvin Hamlisch. This landmark edifice features 2,000 seat Vaughn Auditorium, Braithwaite Recital Hall and Meadows Arts Gallery.
- Coordinating Board authorizes master of arts in teaching and master of engineering degrees.
- Rodney H. Mabry becomes the university’s third president.
- UT Tyler admits its first freshman class.
- UT Tyler School of Business Administration approved for accreditation by the AACSB-The International Association for Management Education.
- Eighty-four permanent university endowments reach a market value of more than $33 million.
- New Millennium Vision announces UT Tyler’s 10-year strategic plan for growth.
- UT Tyler presidential and alumni scholarship program, for community and junior college transfer students, initiated – designed to increase not only the affordability of four-year college degree but also to address the low number of college graduates in the East Texas region.
- UT Tyler announces multi-million dollar building campaign to prepare for expected growth in student enrollment.