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Dear faculty and academic staff,
Wow, 2018 has arrived, and I sit here wondering how did 2017 fly by so quickly. In the six months since I arrived back at UNT, I have enjoyed learning about our academic programs, departments and the many areas that advance our university.
This fall, we welcomed more than 4,900 first-year students, 4,000 transfer students and many new graduate students onto our campus. Each of these new students came to UNT entrusting us to be a partner in helping them fulfill their dreams. It is now our job to help teach, coach and mentor these students so they can achieve their dreams.
UNT prides itself on being a caring, supportive and welcoming environment for all students regardless of background, country of origin and immigration status. On Tuesday, President Trump announced plans to rescind the executive order for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). I want to reiterate what UNT President Neal Smatresk said earlier this week about our university’s commitment to support all of our students, including our DACA students.
I have been anxiously waiting for the start of the school year. For the last few weeks, I have been staring out my office window, eagerly anticipating the arrival of our faculty and students. I’m so happy you’re back (or alternatively if you are new to campus - I’m so happy you have joined us)!
Welcome to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. UNT is a public, tier one university with an intellectually stimulating and engaging community that is deeply committed to the thoughtful inclusion and advancement of all students. The Office of the Provost is responsible for providing leadership in the development and administration of UNT’s academic programs. In addition to UNT’s colleges, schools, and Libraries; the Provost’s Office encompasses the following... Read more