Office of the President
Dr. Michael V. Tidwell
Welcome to The University of Texas at Tyler!
I’m Michael Tidwell, and in January I was honored to be named the fourth president in the university’s 45-year history.
In my time here, I have learned how dedicated UT Tyler is to student success, and that values such as honesty, integrity, and teamwork are held in high esteem. I am excited to be part of a university with an extraordinary reputation for building leaders.
I view student success as the key goal for higher education. Students need us to teach useful skills that will serve them well for a lifetime. I also firmly believe we become stronger professionals when we understand the importance of personal values.
The path to success is unique to every student, and we work hard here to support students in whatever way they need to reach their goals. By developing quality academic programs designed to train powerful professionals, providing scholarships, offering quality support services such as tutoring, and giving students the opportunity to become leaders through nearly 100 student organizations, UT Tyler has a significant impact on East Texas.
Our more than 34,000 alumni serve around the region in top positions, and we are proud to have many graduates contributing to their fields as CEOs, administrators, and directors.
Whether you’re considering becoming a Patriot, looking for ways to support higher education in this region, interested in building partnerships with one of our Colleges, or thinking of returning for an advanced degree, I encourage you to explore UT Tyler further. You will find excellent programs that are among the best in the state, taught by faculty that are passionate about their profession.
I invite you to be a part of the excitement here at UT Tyler!