Megan Wheeler

Senior Director for Special Events and Projects

Hurley Administration Bldg Room 102A

Megan Wheeler

The Senior Director for Special Events and Projects is responsible for planning and directing the strategic and operational activities of special events hosted or supported by the UNT President. The Senior Director for Special Events and Projects’ responsibilities include:

  • Developing, executing, and evaluating all aspects of presidential events under the overarching goals of presenting the university’s mission effectively, and developing and maintaining goodwill with current and potential friends and associates of the university.
  • Managing events with high-level VIPs to ensure optimal guest experience while appropriate protocols are followed, including handling political visitors and international gifts. Collaborating with System office to coordinate government officials’ visits.
  • Upholding and enforcing fiscal responsibility for event-related purchases. Managing budget accounts as department ID holder with signature authority, including monitoring expenses and adhering to budgetary guidelines.
  • Serving as a formal resource for internal and external constituents regarding UNT standards, policies, and best practices as a part of the President's Office of Special Events. Reviewing/assisting with elements of other departments' events as needed. Advising on protocol and providing guidance to encourage consistency in university events.
  • Representing the Office of the President on various university committees. Collaborating with and coordinating information to campus administrators.
  • Collaborating with, providing direction to, and supervising Assistant Director for Special Events and other full- and/or part-time staff in the Office of the President.


  • M.B.A., Texas Woman's University
  • B.A., Angelo State University