Fueling Transformative Growth

Our caring and creative community strives to create leaders of tomorrow.
UNT President Neal Smatresk

The spring semester is well underway and we continue to demonstrate why UNT is one of the best universities in Texas and the nation. Now the third-largest university in the state, behind only Texas A&M and UT Austin, we continue to grow. Since I began in 2014, total enrollment is up 30%, and graduate student enrollment is up an impressive 98%. We're working hard to support that growth. Help is coming thanks to Texas voters who overwhelmingly approved Proposition 5 to create the Texas University Fund, an incredible investment for UNT and the state's economy. I'm excited for what TUF will do to help us accelerate research, retain top talent, support our community, and continue to propel UNT to national prominence.

We recently commemorated one year since the grand opening of Frisco Landing, the first permanent building at our UNT at Frisco branch campus. Our partnership with the city of Frisco is opening doors for students to explore innovative degree programs to set them up for success and impact the world. We're also marking 20 years at Discovery Park, the largest research park in the North Texas region dedicated to sciences and technology. The work happening there continues to contribute to our ranking as a Tier One research university.

As you likely heard, after 10 rewarding years as president, I am stepping down effective Aug. 1. I am proud of the transformation at UNT, and I know that will continue in the years to come. Along with our amazing faculty and staff, I remain committed to seeing students achieve their dreams at a caring and creative campus where they feel welcome and challenged. Thank you for your continued support.

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