From the Provost

Welcome to the spring semester — A message from Provost McPherson

Greetings Colleagues, I hope you enjoyed a restorative winter break. As we embark upon a new year and a new semester, I want to express my gratitude for the many ways you inspire, support, and care for our students. It is because of your dedication that UNT continues to shine. We weathered our share of challenges in 2023, but we also celebrated major milestones including the approval of the Texas University Fund, the opening of two new career centers, the debut of the Pettinger Engine... Read more

Student Success

Dear Faculty and Staff,   With students back on campus, we are in a unique position to guide them to work toward success. Students see faculty as the most trusted academic achievement resource they have, partnering with them in this process. Today I want to provide you with a few ways to make a difference for student progress this semester.  Enter Grades in Canvas  As an HSI/MSI, a sense of belonging in the learning environment is critical to our students’ success. One easy and effective way... Read more

Welcome to the Fall 2023 semester – A Message from the Provost

Greetings Colleagues,  Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed a restorative summer break and found time to rest, pursue your passions, and spend time with family and friends. The start of a new academic year is always exciting, with new students making themselves at home, returning students catching up with old friends, and countless faculty and staff coming together to make UNT an exceptional place to work and learn. In fact, staff have been hard at work for months preparing our campus and... Read more

Name change for non-tenure track faculty

Dear UNT Faculty,  As many of you know, this spring, Faculty Success engaged multiple stakeholders across the university in discussions regarding renaming UNT’s non-tenure track faculty. Vice Provost Holly Hutchins also sought feedback from the Non-Tenure Track Faculty Resource Group, Faculty Senate and examined data from UNT’s recent COACHE climate survey, with the goal of finding a term that defines these crucial members of our faculty by what they are, rather than what they are not. I am... Read more

Paul S. Krueger named new College of Engineering dean

Dear Faculty and Staff, Please join me in welcoming Paul S. Krueger as the new dean of UNT’s College of Engineering. He will begin his appointment June 1. Dr. Krueger will oversee the college’s innovative curriculum, expansive research enterprise, thriving local and global partnerships, and interdisciplinary labs and initiatives. The College of Engineering is home to world-class faculty and staff and boasts some of UNT’s fastest growing programs, and I am excited to see it continue to thrive... Read more

Lisa McIntyre joins UNT as vice provost for student succes

Dear Faculty and Staff, I am delighted to share that, after a thorough search process that included open forums with candidates from across the nation, Lisa McIntyre has been selected as UNT’s new vice provost for student success. Her appointment begins June 5.  As vice provost for student success, Dr. McIntyre will lead our university’s strategic efforts to support students throughout their academic journey and prepare them for career success. She will oversee efforts such as academic... Read more

Welcome John Quintanilla as College of Science dean

Dear Faculty and Staff, I am pleased to share that John Quintanilla has been selected as the new dean of the College of Science. Dr. Quintanilla, who has served as interim dean since last June, will step into the role permanently, effective April 1. UNT’s hiring committees undertook a thorough search process to identify the individual best suited to guide the College of Science’s numerous departments, interdisciplinary programs, labs, centers and institutes, all of which are central to our... Read more

UNT welcomes Albert Bimper as new CLASS executive dean

Dear UNT Faculty and Staff, It is my pleasure to announce that Albert Bimper has been selected as the new executive dean of UNT’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. He will join us July 1. Dr. Bimper is an experienced administrator and dedicated scholar-educator — a combination that will make him a tremendous asset to our largest and most eclectic college, and to our university community. His deep knowledge of the academy and collaborative approach will lend themselves well to the... Read more

Welcome to a new year and a new semester

Friday, Jan. 20, 2023   Greetings Colleagues, Welcome to a new year and a new semester! I hope the holiday time was both restful and restorative for you. The new semester is here, and it surely will be replete with both wonderful opportunities and vexing challenges. It is an exciting time at UNT and in higher education generally. It may be helpful if I share with you some of the discussions that we’ll be continuing in the coming months. I invite you to share with me and with your local... Read more

Leadership changes coming to New College

Dear UNT Faculty and Staff, After serving as dean of New College since 2018, Wesley Randall has decided to resume his faculty position in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business. Wes has been a visionary leader as we worked to grow our student body and programs there, as well as helping to open Frisco Landing — our first building at the UNT at Frisco branch campus. We have come a very long way under Wes’s steady hand, and I thank him for the thoughtful and effective work he has done. Audhesh... Read more