James McCoy Carlisle, for whom the society is named, founded Carlisle Military Academy in 1902. A predecessor to UT Arlington, the academy soon became one of the best-known military schools in Texas. From those early successes, the institution grew into today’s university of more than 33,000 students with an annual economic impact of $1 billion in the North Texas region. The Carlisle Society honors the academic vision that Carlisle brought to the institution he created.
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