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.            
At the 2016 State of the University, President Smatresk reviewed UNT’s accomplishments and its priorities for the next five years. Learn more about UNT's priorities developed in the 2016 Planning Implementation Workshop, UNiTed by Purpose and read about the university as an economic engine in the UNT Impact Report.            

UNT Highlights

Ron Mittler, a biology professor and member of UNT's BioDiscovery Institute made a breakthrough discovery in breast cancer research. Working with Rachel Nechushtai, a professor at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an adjunct professor at UNT, MIttler identified a protein that’s linked to tumor growth and a way to treat it.

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.

Cheer on the Mean Green football team during the 2016 as they go for a winning season under new head football Coach Seth Littrell and new Vice President and Director of Athletics Wren Baker.