G. Brint Ryan (’88, ’88 M.S.) of Dallas, a UNT accounting graduate who founded Ryan Inc. — America’s largest independent state and local tax consulting firm, donated $1 million to the UNT Dallas Campus. In doing so, he became the first member of the UNT Dallas Founders Circle, a nine-member board dedicated to the development of the campus as it transitions from an extension site to an independent university. UNT Dallas is scheduled to open as Dallas’ first public university in 2010. In 2006, Ryan donated $1 million to the UNT Foundation, creating a permanent endowment fund for the Department of Accounting in the College of Business.