New Partnership

From left, Ben Joyner ('74), Mark Miller ('80), Michael Monticino, President V. Lane Rawlins, UNT System Chancellor Lee Jackson. (Photo by FW Creations)This fall, the UNT Alumni Association celebrated a new agreement that more closely aligns the association and the university and provides more services to its members.

At a ceremony before the Mean Green's football season opener Aug. 31, the association and UNT's Division of Advancement announced the new partnership, which will enhance alumni engagement and student networking opportunities and create new membership services.

"Alumni are the university's strongest advocates and supporters," says Michael Monticino, vice president for advancement. "Together we will accomplish great things as one UNT family."

The alumni association remains a nonprofit with an independent board of directors while taking advantage of new ways to connect with the university's 361,000 alumni on a broader scale, says Ben Joyner ('74), who was the UNT Alumni Association president at the signing of the agreement.

"We're writing a new chapter in the history of alumni relations at UNT," Joyner says.

In September, alumnus Mark Miller ('80) assumed duties as the association's president.

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