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, serving the State of Texas through the pursuit of excellence in education, research, leadership, and public service, focused on East Texas through its campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine, Houston, and online.

Guided by outstanding and compassionate faculty who utilize an array of instructional delivery options, graduates of The University of Texas at Tyler learn to be courageous leaders, demonstrating critical thinking, effective communication, character, and integrity. Our students are inquisitive, focused on expanding their knowledge across a broad spectrum of topics. They are dedicated to seeking lifelong learning to be productive in a competitive and changing world. Graduates of The University of Texas at Tyler not only master their academic disciplines and career skills, but also develop positive values and interpersonal abilities, making them valued citizens of Texas and the world.

The University of Texas at Tyler, in an environment of academic freedom, provides trailblazing education from nationally recognized faculty scholars with expertise in the disciplines of the arts and sciences and in professions such as business, education, engineering, health sciences, and technology. The research and creative pursuits of the faculty drive continual advancement in scholarly expertise and the expansion of human knowledge. The fruits of these creative and scholarly efforts are disseminated to our students in the classroom, to the general public through publication, to our community through public service, and to the world through technology transfer. The University of Texas at Tyler supports lifelong learning, seeking to serve all individuals who desire to enhance their lives through education, develop their careers through professional development, and broaden their perspective through the development of new skills and discipline knowledge.