President Woodley with graduating crew

President's Welcome

You belong here.

In my seventh year as president at The University of Texas Permian Basin, I am more convinced than ever that we are the right university, at the right time, in the right place for today’s students. A modern campus with relevant academic programs, outstanding faculty, and support for students at every step of their journey – UTPB is worth the investment! Whether you are studying on our campuses in Odessa or Midland or joining us remotely as an online student, your degree will set you up for success.

In 2023, UTPB launched our 50th anniversary celebration. We are so proud of the impact we’ve had in a very short time, and we know we’re just getting started! UTPB is an economic engine in one of the most important geographic locations in the world. We are laser-focused on providing a highly skilled workforce – professionals who can strengthen industries including healthcare, education, energy and so much more.

UTPB’s stratgeic plan is designed to propel us toward a future of innoation and growth. Over the next ten years, we plan to double the number of degrees and credentials we award. By achieving this goal, we’ll impact generations of families who will discover a future filled with possibilities. Another important goal for UTPB is our campus transformation. Construction is already underway on improvements designed to modernize spaces for students, faculty, and community members. The projects include new signage, a bold main entrance, beautiful and sustainable landscaping, outdoor performance and learning spaces, and new artwork.

We are thrilled that you’re interested in learning more about The University of Texas Permian Basin. I look forward to helping you explore all the reasons that UT Permian Basin is a great fit for you!

Go Falcons!

Sandy Woodley
President, The University of Texas Permian Basin


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