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HISTORIC ACTIONS BY THE UNT BOARD OF REGENTS during this fall semester have cleared the way for the UNT System and its flagship institution, the University of North Texas, to begin setting courses for distinction in the 21st century.

Last May, the regents set processes for change in motion when they undertook a study to determine the future structure of the newly authorized system.

The initial result came in a specially called meeting Sept. 18, when the regents unanimously voted to separate the offices of system chancellor and university president.

Again on Oct. 10, the regents added new pages to UNT history. In unanimous votes, they appointed Norval F. Pohl as the president of the university and affirmed Alfred F. Hurley as full-time chancellor of the UNT System. They designated Oct. 15 to Dec. 31 as a transition period to prepare the system to launch its formal operations on Jan. 1, 2001.

Comprised of UNT, the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth and the UNT System Center at Dallas, the UNT System earned formal recognition in 1999 after it was established by the Texas Legislature and confirmed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The first story in this special section salutes Chancellor Hurley, acknowledges his role in guiding the university since 1982, commends his accomplishments and outlines his new system responsibilities.

The accompanying story introduces President Pohl and provides insights into the attributes of leadership, the personality, the knowledge and the experience he brings to the job of directing UNT to new destinations.

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