Sept. 28 event honors former UNT System Chancellor, UNT President Alfred F. Hurley

Dr. Alfred F. Hurley
Dr. Alfred F. Hurley, former president of UNT and former chancellor of the UNT System
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 12:46

What:           A celebration of the life and service of Dr. Alfred F. Hurley, who served UNT from 1980 to 2002


When:          3 p.m. Sept. 28 (Saturday)


Where:         Winspear Hall of the Murchison Performing Arts Center, located along the north side of Interstate 35E at North Texas Boulevard. Reception will follow in Gateway Center Ballroom, 801 North Texas Blvd.


DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas community will celebrate the life of Dr. Alfred F. Hurley, the 12th and longest serving president of UNT and the first chancellor of the formal UNT System, in an event at 3 p.m. Sept. 28 (Saturday) on the UNT campus.

UNT officials, friends and family members will honor his legacy during the event in Winspear Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, located along the north side of Interstate 35E at North Texas Boulevard. A reception will immediately follow in the Gateway Center Ballroom, 801 North Texas Blvd.

“President Hurley personified all that is good about UNT -- always putting in a hard day's work, always demanding excellence, and always pushing onward and upward,” said UNT President V. Lane Rawlins. “He put UNT firmly on the path to becoming the dominant university in the North Texas region and a growing public research university. His impact can be felt in every part of our university and it will far outlive the time that we had with him.”

Speakers at the event will include: Rawlins; Lee Jackson, UNT System chancellor; Jerome Farrington, former chair of the UNT System Board of Regents; Gen. Ron Fogleman, a retired general in the U.S. Air Force who served with Hurley at the Air Force Academy; and children of Hurley.

Hurley, who died June 8 in Dallas at the age of 84, joined UNT in 1980 as vice president for administrative affairs. He became UNT president and chancellor of the informal UNT System in 1982 and became the System’s first full-time chancellor in 2000. He stepped down from his role as chancellor in 2002 and continued to be involved with the university as Chancellor Emeritus and President Emeritus.

Before joining UNT, he had a 30-year career in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as brigadier general.


Photo: Download a high-resolution image of Dr. Alfred F. Hurley at

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