I’m wrapping up my first month as CIO at UT Arlington and I’ve had a great time so far meeting a lot of great people and diving into some amazing projects.
One of the nice things is that there have not been many surprises. The key things I was told to expect are exactly the key things to address. I have been delighted by the people I have met and the welcoming attitude of all of the Maverick community.
Today, I am particularly excited because our new President, Dr. Vistasp M. Karbhari published an inspiring kickoff message for his administration. You should read “Together We Will Dream Lofty Dreams and Make Our Dreams a Reality” because it sets forth the agenda and tone that attracted me to UTA. This is a wonderful place, on the verge of greatness and I am thrilled to be a part of the Maverick team that will achieve our Tier One goals and beyond.
Today I am the first UTA participant in the Leading Change Institute which is a group of about 40 people from around the country focused on strategic issues in higher education. There are a lot of great people here with great energy and it is a perfect place for UTA to be participating as our Maverick team is focused on big higher education strategic issues and our participation in this institute will help us engage and help lead national higher education collaborations and solutions.
I have not had time to meet with everyone I want to visit with yet and I look forward to visiting with many of you in the coming weeks. In the mean time, if there is anything you want to suggest about Maverick Technology, please feel free to e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 817-272-5062. I also am on Twitter at utajbradley if you prefer that.