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Fireside Chat with Jennifer Cowley, Ph.D., President of UTA - March 28

Tuesday, March 28 | 4:30 - 6:30p @ School of Social Work & Smart Hospital

On March 28, UTA President Dr. Jennifer Cowley will participate in a Fireside Chat moderated by former Mayor of Arlington, Jeff Williams. This discussion will focus on Dr. Cowley’s top priorities for UTA, a collaboration between the university and its surrounding cities, expansion of their Real Estate programs, and how the industry can better employ UTA graduates.

Parking is free & located in lot F10, located at the North East corner of Mitchell St. and SW St.

We will only be taking 50 registrants for this event as space is limited.

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Full & Founding/Sustaining Members ONLY Event



Jennifer Cowley, PH.D.

President of University of Texas - Arlington

Jennifer Cowley is the first female president of The University of Texas at Arlington and the 10th overall. She is also a professor of public affairs and planning at the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs.

Dr. Cowley has dedicated her career to public service. Before joining UT Arlington, she was the provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Texas, where she led economic development partnerships, advanced diversity and inclusion initiatives, fostered student success, bolstered the research portfolio, and helped increase enrollment. She worked at The Ohio State University for 16 years, serving as the vice provost for capital planning and regional campuses, associate dean of the College of Engineering, head of the city and regional planning, and a professor during her time there. While at OSU, Cowley also led four regional campuses, helped develop the President’s and Provost’s Teaching Institute to aid faculty in improving teaching quality and advancing effectiveness, and created a capital plan that led to more than $1 billion in development over a five-year period.

Prior to entering academia, Cowley worked in city government in Amarillo and College Station. She earned a Ph.D. in urban and regional science, a master’s degree in urban planning, and bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas A&M University, and master’s degrees in interdisciplinary studies and public administration from UNT. She is a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a member of the executive committee of the Council on Academic Affairs in the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities.

An Arlington native, Cowley and her husband, Jon, have a high-school-age son, Nathan, and a pet chinchilla named Chinchi.




Kelle Moulton


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