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

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 is celebrating our 125th anniversary. What started with 70 students and a bold vision to be a leader is now a reality. In 125 years, UNT has risen to the top tier of research universities and helped hundreds of thousands of Eagles spread their wings and soar. The university celebrated 125 years of excellence at the inaugural Wingspan Gala.            

UNT Highlights

Opened in January 2016, UNT's New College at Frisco offers programs and classes that give students and working professionals the edge they need for success. UNT's New College at Frisco represents a new way of thinking, a new way of doing business and a new kind of education.    


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.

With new head football coach Seth Littrell on board, the Mean Green are preparing for a strong season in 2016. Go Mean Green! Learn more about Coach Littrell.