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

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.                  
In his 2015 Planning Implementation Workshop, Owning Excellence, President Smatresk invited about 125 internal and external stakeholders to help UNT set our priorities for the 2015-16 year. The priorities will be unveiled in the 2015-16 Action Plan at the State of the University at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Murchison Performing Arts Center. Watch a recap of the workshop.

UNT Highlights

Denton is No. 5 on a list of the nation's Top 10 Best College Towns, ranked by Denton's at the top because of UNT and TWU, its highly educated population, uniqueness and music scene -- among other factors. UNT is a big part of Denton's creative vibe and our campus community brings an innovative spirit to the city. Read our Top 5 fave things about Denton.



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 Green plays hometown rival SMU and the first home game is Sept. 19 as the Mean Green takes on Rice. 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.