University of North Texas System
UNT headquarters in Dallas
TypePublic university system
Established1890 (forerunner institution founded)
1980 (system created)
2003 (system formalized)
ChairmanBrint Ryan
ChancellorLesa Roe
(2017–present)
Students36,000 (as 2014)
Location, ,
United States
CampusUNT System (Dallas)
UNT (Denton)
UNT Heath Science Center (Fort Worth)
UNT Dallas
ColorsGreen and white
   
Websitewww.untsystem.edu
University of North Texas System Locations.

The University of North Texas System is a public university system headquartered in Dallas, Texas.[1] It is the administrative overseer of three otherwise autonomous Texas institutions of higher learning: the University of North Texas, a comprehensive research institution based in Denton; the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth; and the University of North Texas at Dallas in South- and Downtown Dallas.

History

The UNT Regents initially created the system in 1980 to optimize management with the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, which, 5 years earlier (September 1, 1975) became part of UNT by way of merger.[2] As a reflection of growth, the UNT System was formalized in 2003 by the 78th Texas Legislature.

Constituent institutions

University of North Texas

Main article: University of North Texas

The University of North Texas, the System's flagship institution, a four-year general education university in Denton, Texas.

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Main article: University of North Texas Health Science Center

The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is a graduate-level institution which includes the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM), the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health, the School of Health Professions, and the UNT System College of Pharmacy.

University of North Texas at Dallas

Main article: University of North Texas at Dallas

The University of North Texas at Dallas (formerly known as the System Center and UNT Dallas Campus) is a university established as a branch campus of the University of North Texas in 2000. In April 2009, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board certified this enrollment and granted UNT Dallas status as an independent general academic institution. Now, the freestanding school is known as the University of North Texas at Dallas, the first public university within Dallas city limits. Freshmen and sophomores were admitted for the first time in the fall of 2010. Initially operated as a unit within the UNT System, the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law was founded in the fall of 2014, and was realigned within UNT Dallas on September 1, 2015.

University of North Texas New College at Frisco

Main article: University of North Texas New College at Frisco

Frisco, Texas is at the heart of the DFW economic boom located in one of the fastest-growing areas in the country and home to the $5 Billion Mile. UNT opened the Frisco satellite campus in Spring 2016. Undergraduate programs include Criminal Justice, Sports Management and, Strategic Corporate Communication; M.B.A's are also available at this campus.

Board of regents

The system is governed by the University of North Texas Board of Regents, whose members are appointed by the governor to serve six-year terms. The system added its first student regent — a one-year appointment that does not carry voting rights — in February 2006.

Chancellors

His tenures as president, eighteen years, and chancellor, twenty years, are the longest of either position in the histories of UNT and the UNT System. In August 2002, the Regents renamed UNT Administration Building — currently sixty-four years old — in honor of Alfred F. and Johanna H. Hurley.

References

  1. ^ "UNT System Offices" (Archive), University of North Texas System, "UNT System Building 1901 Main Street Dallas, Texas 75201" (retrieved January 3, 2014)
  2. ^ "Board Okays NT, TCOM Final Merger," by Joyce Hopkins, Denton Record-Chronicle, December 8, 1974
  3. ^ "Hurley Chosen NTSU President," by Chuck Cook, Dallas Morning News, February 2, 1982, pg. 12
  4. ^ a b "Regents rename UNT Administration Building in honor of Alfred F. and Johanna H. Hurley," UNT News Service, August 8, 2002
  5. ^ https://www.untsystem.edu/staff-directory/lee-f-jackson

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