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KERA’s “CEO” FEATURES UT ARLINGTON PRESIDENT SPANIOLO

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2011

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – James D. Spaniolo, the seventh president of The University of Texas at Arlington, speaks with KERA host Lee Cullum on this month’s episode of CEO. As the university’s enrollment soars and state funding shrinks, the institution is forced to look for alternative sources of revenue. “With the declining level of public support we have to become more entrepreneurial,“ Spaniolo tells Cullum. The university president also details plans for a 22-acre multi-use development currently under construction and updates UT Arlington’s progress toward becoming a nationally recognized research university.

KERA’s CEO features insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. The August episode featuring President Spaniolo airs at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 on KERA TV with rebroadcasts at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 and at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29. CEO can also be heard at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, on KERA FM. Following the initial on-air broadcast, the half-hour program will be available on www.kera.org/ceo. Previous CEO episodes are available on demand at www.kera.org/ceo.

CEO is sponsored by Southwest Securities, the Executive Education Center at The University of Texas at Dallas, The Berry Firm and Sewell Automotive Companies. For more information about The University of Texas at Arlington, visit www.uta.edu.

ABOUT JAMES D. SPANIOLO

James D. Spaniolo has led The University of Texas at Arlington since February 2004 and is credited with achieving dramatic increases in enrollment and significantly increasing the university’s research profile with more than $63.6 million in research expenditures in 2010. With more than 34,000 students expected in Fall 2011, UT Arlington is now the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System.

ABOUT CEO

Host Lee Cullum conducts insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. CEO episodes are available on-demand at www.kera.org/ceo.

ABOUT KERA

KERA is a not-for-profit public media organization that serves the people of North Texas. The station broadcasts to the fourth-largest population area in the United States. KERA produces original multimedia content, carries the best in national and international public television and radio programs, and provides online resources at www.kera.org. The station’s extensive coverage of the arts can be found at www.artandseek.org. KERA-TV broadcasts on Channel 13.1. KERA WORLD broadcasts on 13.2. KERA-FM broadcasts on 90.1 in Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, 88.3 in Wichita Falls, 100.1 in Tyler and 99.3 in Sherman. The music station KXT 91.7 FM is also streamed online at www.kxt.org.

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James D. Spaniolo, President, The University of Texas at Arlington

 

 

 

 

 

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Christopher Wagley

Director, Marketing & Communications

KERA, KXT and Art&Seek

cwagley@kera.org

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