President, University of Texas at 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 in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs.
Dr. Cowley is an advocate for public higher education and passionate about UTA's role in developing the Dallas-Fort Worth economy, society, and culture by preparing the next generation of talent.
Cowley has dedicated her career to public service through leadership roles at national research universities, where she championed student success, engaged communities, created strategic collaborations, and advanced innovation.