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.            
Opened in January 2016, UNT's New College at Frisco offers programs and classes that give students and working professionals the business, communication and technology skills 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 Highlights

More and more top students are making UNT their first choice. With more targeted recruitment, competitive scholarship packages and personal outreach from President Neal Smatresk, UNT increased its number of new National Merit Finalists from five last year to 15 who started this fall. In total, UNT started this fall with 30 finalists.



UNT's Institutes of Research Excellence are all about solutions-based research, collaboration and outcomes. The institutes capitalize on UNT's existing research strengths in plant science, materials science, environmental science and logistics and provide a better pipeline for technology transfer and industry partnerships.









Mean Green basketball season is off to a great start. Pack the Pit for a men's basketball or a women's basketball game and share your UNT pride as a member of the Mean Green Nation!