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

UNT welcomed 37,231 students this fall, a nearly 3 percent increase over the previous school year. It includes UNT's biggest, most talented freshman classes and significant growth across the board, including increases in graduate and transfer student enrollment and the diversity of the student body. These are all signs that more students are making UNT their first-choice university.



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 football is in full swing and Homecoming Week 2015 is Oct. 5-10, with the Mean Green playing Portland State Oct. 10. This year's Homecoming theme, "Forever Mean Green: A Journey Through Time," celebrates our 125th anniversary. Get a taste of what Homecoming is like!