Friday, February 1, 2019
Amanda and G. Brint Ryan give largest gift in UNT history
$30 million will propel UNT’s G. Brint Ryan College of Business to greater excellence
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas is celebrating the creation of the G. Brint Ryan College of Business through a $30 million commitment — the largest gift in university history — from alumnus G. Brint Ryan and his wife, Amanda.
The gift will provide ongoing support for business research through academic endowments, as well as funds to support strategic program initiatives to ensure the...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Adam D. Fein named vice president for digital strategy and innovation at UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Adam D. Fein, an industry leader in online and innovative education with nearly 20 years experience, was tapped to oversee digital strategy and innovation at the University of North Texas as it seeks to become a global leader in online learning experiences and educational technology.
Fein, whose appointment is effective Nov. 1, will lead the university’s key initiatives in educational technology, online and blended learning. He is charged with identifying new directions and opportunities to improve UNT’s academic quality, reach and performance in the...
Friday, September 14, 2018
Growing enrollment leads to record-setting graduation rates that drive the Texas economy
Students who graduate from the University of North Texas soar higher, and this year UNT reached new heights in serving the students of Texas by:
- awarding a record number of degrees
- increasing retention and achieving significant growth in its 4-year graduation rate, and
- strengthening its commitment to serve the communities of North Texas as the city of Frisco’s higher education partner
Perhaps most importantly though, is the fact that this year, UNT should officially meet the criteria to be designated as a Minority Serving Institution...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
UNT names Bob Heere Director of Sport Management
DENTON (UNT), Texas - Bob Heere, president-elect of the North American Society for Sport Management, is the new Director of Sport Management at the University of North Texas.
A native of the Netherlands, Heere joins UNT after spending nearly five years as an associate professor and Ph.D. program director in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina. Heere is also a visiting professor in the International Sport Management Program at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
At UNT Heere will direct both the M.B....
Thursday, August 17, 2017
NASA's Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Lesa B. Roe, named sole finalist for UNT System Chancellor position
August 17, 2017 – (DALLAS) The University of North Texas System Board of Regents has selected Lesa B. Roe, Acting Deputy Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as the sole finalist for the position of Chancellor. Ms. Roe's selection was announced August 17 during the UNT System Board of Regents meeting at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth.
"The UNT System is very proud to present Lesa Roe as the sole finalist for our Chancellor position – she is a results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in operating in a high-...
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Jennifer Evans-Cowley named UNT Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jennifer Evans-Cowley, a UNT alumna with more than a decade of experience in higher education leadership, has been named the new provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Texas.
UNT President Neal Smatresk said he is excited to have an alumna leading UNT’s academic community, someone who knows firsthand the quality of a UNT education.
“Jennifer brings unique expertise to help us continue our momentum as a Tier One research university because she understands how to best support student and faculty success and plan for growth,” said UNT President...
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Chancellor Lee F. Jackson announces retirement plans after guiding UNT System through period of unprecedented growth
DALLAS - University of North Texas System Chancellor Lee F. Jackson today announced plans to retire before the end of 2017 from a position he has held for 15 years. Jackson, the second Chancellor in UNT System history, is currently the longest-serving university system chancellor in the State of Texas and has guided UNTS and its three universities through a period of unprecedented growth since being appointed by its Board of Regents in 2002.
“It has been a great privilege to lead the UNT System team, our Board, and our three campuses in service to the North Texas region,” Jackson...
Thursday, January 28, 2016
UNT System names new chief technology officer
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Kendra Ketchum, who has more than 22 years of technology experience in higher education and government organizations, has been named the new University of North Texas Information Technology Shared Services (ITSS) chief technology officer. Ketchum also has 14 years of leadership experience at the university level.
In her new role, Ketchum will be responsible for overseeing Enterprise Technology Services that consist of enterprise architecture and planning, IT service management, infrastructure and customer service support.
Ketchum will work with Rama...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Luis Lewin to join UNT System as Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Dallas (UNTS) – Luis Lewin will join the UNT System on Nov. 19 as associate vice chancellor for human resources, and will lead the system's services to maintain a high quality support environment for faculty and staff.
Lewin, who currently is vice president for human resources at Purdue, has more than 25 years of experience working in corporate and higher education human resources.
Prior to joining Purdue in 2010, Lewin served as the chief human resources officer at Ohio University in Athens. While in Ohio he was...