UT Tyler

Office of the President

Dr. Rodney H. Mabry

Dr. Rodney H. Mabry is the third president of The University of Texas at Tyler. He was appointed by the U.T. System Board of Regents, on July 1, 1998.

President Mabry has served the field of higher education for 42 years. Prior to joining UT Tyler, he was dean of the business college at the University of Tulsa (1994-1998). He was the department chair and professor of finance at Clemson University (1984-1994), and head of the department of economics and finance at the University of Louisiana-Monroe (1979-1984). He began his career on the economics faculty at Clemson (1973-1979) and, while there, served two years as a field research associate for the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

President Mabry, who is also the Dr. Ben R. Fisch Professor of Economics and Finance at UT Tyler, has been active in professional organizations throughout his career. He currently serves as chair of the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) Executive Committee. He is also on the American Southwest Conference (ASC) Council of Presidents and is a former conference president. More...

The University of Texas at Tyler

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UT Tyler Mission Statement

The University of Texas at Tyler is a comprehensive institution of higher education offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs as an institution of the renowned University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Tyler’s vision is to be nationally recognized for its high quality education in the professions and in the humanities, arts and sciences, and for its distinctive core curriculum. Guided by an outstanding and supportive faculty, its graduates will understand and appreciate human diversity and the global nature of the new millennium. They will think critically, act with honestly and integrity, and demonstrate proficiency in leadership, communication skills, and the use of technology.

The University is committed to providing a setting for free inquiry and expects excellence in the teaching, research, artistic performances and professional public service provided by its faculty, staff, and students. As a community of scholars, the University develops the individual’s critical thinking skills, appreciation of the arts, humanities and sciences, international understanding for participation in the global society, professional knowledge and skills to enhance economic productivity, and commitment to lifelong learning. 

Within an environment of academic freedom, students learn from faculty scholars who have nationally recognized expertise in the arts and sciences, and in such professions as engineering, public administration, education, business, health sciences, and technology. The faculty engages in research and creative activity, both to develop and maintain their own scholarly expertise and to extend human knowledge. The results of that research and other creative efforts are made available to students in the classroom and to the general public through publication, commercialization, and public service activities. The institution also seeks to serve individuals who desire to enhance their professional development, broaden their perspectives, or enrich their lives.