Office of the President

Office of the President

Every day, we need to focus on helping our students to grow as people, to become college graduates and to build successful careers and lives. That is our ultimate mission and that is our best measure of success.

— President Neal Smatresk

The Latest from President Smatresk

The latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™ ranks UNT among the nation’s 115 top-tier research universities, marking a key milestone in UNT’s journey toward increasing national prominence. Read President Smatresk's Dallas Innovates column about how UNT drives progress as a top-tier research university.            
UNT has 62 academic programs ranked in the Top 100, including 15 U.S. News & World Report rankings in the Top 100.  UNT generates an economic impact of $1.65 billion in the DFW economy annually. Learn more abuot UNT's economic, educational and research impacts in the UNT Impact Report.             

UNT Highlights

TAMS student Prateek Kalakuntla is one of 11 national finalists in the 2016 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, competing for a $100,000 scholarship. Inspired by the water contamination problems in Flint, Michigan, Kalakuntla created a sensor to detect mercury and other toxins in water, working with Mohammad Omary, a professor of chemistry and an affiliated professor of physics.

UNT's Institutes of Research Excellence offer solutions-based research, collaboration and outcomes. Capitalizing on UNT's existing research strengths in plant science, materials science, environmental science and logistics, the institutes are a pipeline to bring UNT's know-how to industry. Read about the institutes' breakthroughs in breast cancer researchplant science research and materials science.

Cheer on the Mean Green men's basketball and the women's basketball teams this season as they go for Mean Green glory!