Dear alumni and friends,
It is truly an amazing time for the University of North Texas. In the last year alone, we have gained incredible momentum. We welcomed our largest-ever freshman class, boosting enrollment to more than 39,000 students, received reaffirmation as a Tier One research university, increased our research expenditures to $74.7 million, secured a record-high of $60 million in annual giving, graduated more than 9,600 students and impressively increased student retention, nearly hitting our FY22 goals two years early. At this year's 2019 State of the University, I discussed UNT's trajectory for continued growth as a first-choice institution and outlined our five-year strategic plan to advance our mission and support student success. You can watch my address, read the transcript or review my presentation slides to better understand our future.
In this issue you'll read about our newest rankings from U.S. News & World Report, the grand opening for our new College of Visual Arts and Design complex, a ribbon cutting for the College of Music's Spec's Charitable Foundation Courtyard, and student and faculty awards.
Thank you for supporting UNT and for sharing Mean Green Pride with all you encounter. We're so glad to have you as a member of the UNT family.