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2023 UNT President's Report: Dreams Take Flight
It’s been a historic year for UNT — from record enrollment, voters passing of the Texas University Fund (TUF), increased grad numbers, our new building opening at UNT at Frisco, two new career centers, stadium naming partnership with DATCU — the list is long. With increased focus on career readiness, UNT students are well-equipped to be successful leaders in the dynamic workforce of tomorrow.
UNT students walking in front of Hurley Administration Building
On November 7, Texas voters voted in favor of establishing TUF (Texas University Fund), which will be a $3.9 billion permanent endowment to ensure sustainable funding for eligible universities – including UNT – that do not receive benefits from the Permanent University Fund (PUF).

UNT Highlights

University of North Texas students from the second ELEVAR cohort participate in orientation events.

The University of North Texas is being recognized for its ELEVAR program by earning the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 2023 Star Award. The Star Award recognizes higher education institutions that contribute toward the board’s “Building a Talent Strong Texas” initiative.

University of North Texas students walk between classes near the eagle statue.

The University of North Texas was named as a Fulbright HSI (Hispanic-Serving Institution) Leader for 2023. Each year, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recognizes the strong engagement of select HSIs with the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international academic exchange program.    

Members of UNT and Harmony Public Schools pose for a photo

The University of North Texas and Harmony Public Schools (HPS) established a new partnership that will help more students pursue their higher education goals. Community members from UNT and HPS celebrated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines how the institutions will work together for better pathways for the charter schools’ high school students to pursue their college degrees at UNT.