Notable Alumni from the University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is a thriving research university located in North Texas, a vibrant part of Texas that includes the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Dedicated to producing students who are highly educated and well able to contribute substantially to their communities, UTA has many alumni that stand out in their respective careers.

Tommy Franks
Retired from the United States Air Force, General Tommy Franks is a former student of UTA and graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Tommy Franks is most known for leading the military actions in the Middle East following September 11, 2001. Since he retired, Tommy has remained active on several boards, is involved with the Military Child Education Coalition and helps chair the Flight 93 Memorial Foundation.

Robert Sheets
Robert Sheets is the longtime CEO of Government Services Group, located in Tallahassee, Florida. Since 1996, Robert Sheets has led GSG in its mission to deliver advice and consulting services to over 160 clients involved in the local and state governments of Florida. The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA), which manages water services to MacDill Air Force Base, is one of Government Services Group’s main clients. Robert Sheets graduated from UTA with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Kenny Bernstein
The former drag race driver of the Budweiser King Funny Car, Kenny Bernstein (the Bud King) has had a long and successful career on the drag racing circuit, winning the Funny Car championship title for a consecutive four years, winning the Top Fuel championship title in 1996 and 2001 and becoming the first driver to exceed 300 miles per hour in NHRA competitions. Studying business administration at UTA has helped Kenny with all aspects of his career, as he has owned various business enterprises in the years since.

Lauren Lane
Lauren Lane is an actress and professor and graduated from UTA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She also earned a Master’s degree at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Most known for her role as C.C. Babcock on the television show “The Nanny”, Lauren has appeared in several productions such as L.A. Law, Gen and The Fran Drescher Show. Lauren is currently a full-time lecturer at the Acting Faculty at Texas State University.

The University of Texas at Arlington continues to positively affect not only the academic and scientific communities with its exemplary research efforts, but has and will continue to produce citizens who impact their surroundings in a meaningful way.