University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas at Tyler is a coeducational public university located in Tyler, Texas, United States. Founded in 1971, it is a component institution of the University of Texas System.
The University of Texas at Tyler was founded in 1971 as Tyler State College. The school was renamed Texas Eastern University in 1975, and then joined the University of Texas System in 1979 as a result of action by the 66th Texas Legislature. Initially, UT Tyler was a "senior" level institution ("senior" as compared to community or junior colleges), teaching only upper division undergraduate courses for juniors & seniors, as well as graduate level courses, and granting bachelors and masters degrees. Thus, until 1998, all U.T. Tyler students were transfer students from other institutions of higher learningï¿½junior colleges or other universities. In 1997, the 75th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1795, signed into law by Governor George W. Bush, authorizing the school to add classes for freshmen and sophomore students. As of the Fall semester 1998, UT Tyler became a 4-year and graduate institution, following the full U.S. university pattern, i.e. educating students from the freshman level through graduate and postgraduate levels.
The College of Business and Technology provides high quality management education to the citizens of East Texas and beyond through a strategic mix of face-to-face, hybrid and online channels from our Tyler campus and through remote sites at Longview and Palestine. We pride ourselves on creating a learning environment that helps students at all levels attain the knowledge and skills they need to be successful as professionals and as citizens of the region. Our primary teaching focus is at the undergraduate level but we also serve our region by providing a range of general and specialized master's degrees and a niche doctoral program. We maintain a balance between teaching and research that values the creation of both basic and applied knowledge, but not at the expense of teaching excellence. We value service both to our professions and to our local communities and expect our students to develop as leaders who engage in service activities. In support of the UT Tyler mission, we emphasize the following five core values
Bryan Hughes - Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Wood County since 2003 Allen R. Morris - Emmy Award winning producer/director/writer; formerly with KLTV; frequent actor at Tyler Civic Theatre from 1979 to 1990; attended marketing and communications courses in early 80's while working on a Master's Degree.
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