UNT Insider

Dear alumni and friends,

UNT thrives each time our students have an opportunity to shine, and we were brimming with pride during March Madness when the Mean Green men's basketball team made North Texas athletic history with a 78-69 overtime win over No. 4 seeded Purdue in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The bracket-busting win was the first-ever NCAA Tournament win for any North Texas athletic program, our first over an AP Top 25 opponent (No. 20) since 1971, and our first over a Big 10 opponent since 1967.

In this issue of the UNT Insider, you'll read about a new dean for the College of Visual Arts and Design, our Latinx Alumni Network, a new course offered in partnership with the PGA of America, and another large grant for the Mayborn School of Journalism. Plus, you can learn how to contribute toward a new professorship in memory of George R. Schrader, a pioneering Dallas city manager, and read about the Mean Green Scholarship Fund's UNiTe Initiative.

With careful planning underway to provide our students with robust in-person campus experiences this fall, we are excited by the possibilities for further success. As our students are able to return to participating in campus events and activities, in a measured and safe way, I know the sky is the limit for what they will achieve.

As always, thank you for your support of UNT and of our students. Each individual win by a student, professor, program, or alum contributes to huge wins for our UNT family.

UNT Proud,
Neal Smatresk
UNT President Smatresk Twitter@UNTPrez