Office of the President

Office of the President

In 1890, President Chilton envisioned an institution that transformed students into leaders. We've created thousands of leaders who are making a difference and building prosperity. Our vision now is to transform UNT into one of the top institutions in the nation, known for our excellence and creativity.

— President Neal Smatresk

The Latest from President Smatresk

At the 2015 State of the University, the university celebrated the day UNT was established in 1890 and its 125 years of excellence and impact. President Smatresk outlined a vision for UNT to become a nationally prominent institution and the steps we must take to achieve that goal. The event also formally kicked off UNT's 125th anniversary celebrations!            
UNT alumni have turned their passion for UNT into $3.2 million in gifts to help UNT advance. Local businessman and alumnus, Jim McNatt ('66), and his wife, Linda, gave UNT more than $2.6 million to support scholarships, research and athletics. The gifts, some of which are eligible for matching funds from the state, could have a total impact of more than $3.4 million. At the same time, five alumni leaders including McNatt committed to funding UNT's National Merit Scholars for four years – gifts totaling $600,000.  

UNT Highlights

More and more top students are making UNT their first choice. With more targeted recruitment, competitive scholarship packages and personal outreach from President Neal Smatresk, UNT increased its number of new National Merit Finalists from five last year to 15 who started this fall. In total, UNT started this fall with 30 finalists.



For the UNT community, there are no simple answers. Only endless possibilities. That's what a UNT education is all about: Exploring possibilities. Pushing the boundaries of thought and imagination. Unleashing your creativity and intellect. See UNT creativity come alive in our new video.                   



Mean Green basketball season is off to a great start. Pack the Pit for a men's basketball or a women's basketball game and share your UNT pride as a member of the Mean Green Nation!