Edward E. Rankin Legacy Society

Established in 2010, the Edward E. Rankin Legacy Society recognizes alumni, friends, retirees, staff, and faculty who have established an estate gift for the benefit of UT Arlington or a college, school, department, or program.

These contributions may be made through wills, trusts, annuities, life insurance policies, and retirement plans.

The society is named for the business and civic leader who was the driving force behind Arlington College, from which UT Arlington traces its beginnings. Edward E. Rankin was the first in a long line of leaders who shaped the University’s future. Donors who have established estate gifts are continuing that legacy. 

For more information on estate gift opportunities or the Rankin Legacy Society, contact Kurt Bartley, Senior Director for Gift and Estate Planning, at kurt.bartley@uta.edu or 817-272-9387.


Actor and Distinguished Alumnus Morgan Woodward is a charter member of the Edward E. Rankin Legacy Society. Woodward has co-starred in more than 250 movies and TV shows.