Office of the President

Office of the President

At UNT, creativity is the engine that drives our progress. With roots in education, a legacy in music and the arts, and a growing prominence in research, we innovate, inspire and impact.

President Neal Smatresk

The Latest from President Smatresk

Congrats to UNT's Class of 2015! During UNT's inaugural University-wide Commencement, the university honored the estimated 8,290 students graduated in the 2014-15 academic year and kicked off its 125th anniversary celebrations.  
At the inaugural State of the University in 2015, President Smatresk gave a frank assessment of UNT and unveiled the top priorities UNT will tackle this year. He also outlined how UNT will evolve its focus throughout the next three years to ensure continued progress. 

UNT Highlights

Three biology researchers, Warren Burggren, Dane Crossley and Aaron Roberts, received a $2.7 million grant to study the short-term and long-term effects of oil exposures on fish in the Gulf of Mexico. Their research will help scientists better understand the impacts of oil spills on aquatic life, which could inform future response efforts.



UNT alum Don Henley and the Eagles are 2015 Kennedy Center Honorees, given to those who have exemplary lifetime achievements in the performing arts. The Eagles will be honored Dec. 6 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the ceremony will be broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. CST on Dec. 29. Read about other famous and creative UNT alums. Photo courtesy of James Glader


Mark your calendars now for Mean Green football! The 2015 season opens Sept. 12 when the Mean plays SMU and the first home game is Sept. 19 as the Mean Green takes on Rice. Go Mean Green!