The Latest From President Smatresk

Eagle in front of clouds and a UNT logo with the words "Dreams Take Flight"
It’s been a historic year for UNT — from record enrollment, voters passing the Texas University Fund (TUF), increased grad numbers, our new building opening at UNT at Frisco, two new career centers, our stadium naming partnership with DATCU — the list is long. With an increased focus on career readiness, UNT students are well-equipped to be successful leaders in the dynamic workforce of tomorrow.
Students walking on campus
On Nov. 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

ELEVAR students earning an awardELEVAR program earns Star Award for 2023
The University of North Texas was recognized for its ELEVAR program, 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.
Students walking around campus with an eagle statue to the rightUNT named Fulbright HSI Leader
The University of North Texas was named 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.   
UNT representatives meet with Harmony Public SchoolsUNT partners with Harmony Public Schools
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 to create better pathways for the charter schools’ high school students to pursue their college degrees at UNT.