President Benson: Building a Future with You

Dr. Richard Benson

Dr. Richard Benson

To the faculty, staff and students at The University of Texas at Dallas:

Today, on my first day as president of UT Dallas, I want to share with you my admiration for the successes you’ve helped make possible at the University. There is no doubt that UT Dallas has an incredible future in store through your continued efforts and with the support of The University of Texas System. I am excited about building that future with you.

UT Dallas has a history of exceptional leadership that has guided it from its earliest days to the present, including that of Dr. Hobson Wildenthal, who so ably served as president ad interim during this past year. His vast knowledge of the University and community will help speed my learning curve. Also, I would like to thank Dr. David Daniel, UT System deputy chancellor and former president, for his advice and counsel as I have prepared to take on this new role.

Starting immediately, I will be meeting with many people and I will be exploring the campus. If we see each other during my visits to the various buildings, labs and classrooms, please say hello.

I look forward to the days ahead and the opportunities that await us all.


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Dr. Richard C. Benson
President, The University of Texas at Dallas

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