Provost, Jennifer Cowley

Dr. Jennifer Cowley

Office of the Provost
940-565-3952 | Jennifer.Cowley@unt.edu

As Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Jennifer Cowley is responsible for the main mission of the institution, including teaching, research and professional service as carried out by its academic programs and services. Dr. Cowley handles budget allocations for the schools, colleges, libraries, and academic support areas, and provides leadership in the development and supervision of programs, including changes in curriculum, degree programs, and organization, in conjunction with the deans and representatives of the faculty. She provides leadership in the implementation of effective planning in academic affairs, ensures leadership and excellence in academic degree programs and support units. Dr. Cowley represents the academic interests of the university in off-campus activities as designated by the President and acts for the President in his absence.

    Vice Provosts

    Vice Provost for Faculty Success, Bertina Combes

    Bertina Combes

    Faculty Success
    940.565.3629 | Bertina.Combes@unt.edu

    Areas of Responsibility

    • Academic Policy
    • Early-Career Faculty Support (e.g., mentoring, CREATE program)
    • Faculty Affinity Group Support
    • Faculty Professional Development
    • Faculty Recognition & Awards
    • Faculty Search Committee Training
    • Faculty Workplace (incl. exit & climate surveys)
    • Leadership Development
    UNT Vice Provost for Curricular Innovation and Academic Partnerships, Brenda Kihl

    Brenda Kihl

    Curricular Innovation and Academic Partnerships
    | Brenda.Kihl@unt.edu

    Areas of Responsibility

    • Academic Partnerships
    • Academic Program Review
    • Accreditation & Planning
    • Career Connect
    • Core Curriculum
    • Dual Credit 
    • ePortfolio
    • High Impact Practices & Experiential Learning
    • Marketable Skills and Digital Credentials
    • New Programs & Changes to Existing Programs
    • Off-Site Instructional Locations
    • TracDat Reporting
    • Textbook Affordability & Access
    • THECB Reporting & Compliance
    • Student Achievement Data
    Michael McPherson

    Michael McPherson

    Student Success
    940.565.4259 | Michael.McPherson@unt.edu

    Areas of Responsibility

    • Academic Advising
    • Academic Integrity
    • Bridge Programs
    • Chair Development & Support
    • Commencement
    • Learning Center
    • MARTIAL Eagles
    • Reviews of Centers & Institutes
    • Special Sessions (e.g., Winter session)
    • SPOT
    • Teaching Portfolios
    • Undergraduate Curriculum Process Support
    • Waitlists/Adding Sections
    Victor Prybutok

    Victor Prybutok

    Graduate Education
    940-565-3946 | Victor.Prybutok@unt.edu

    Areas of Responsibility

    • Toulouse Graduate School Operations
    • Toulouse Graduate School Student Affairs
    • Toulouse Graduate School Online Programs
    Vice Provost for Academic Resources

    Jennifer Stevenson

    Academic Resources
    940-565-2496 | Jennifer.Stevenson@unt.edu

    Areas of Responsibility

    • Academic budgeting
    • Instructional Fee administration
    • Differential tuition
    • Faculty job posting
    • Faculty offer letters
    • Faculty pay administration
    • Academic task payments and augmentations
    • Faculty startup commitments
    • Faculty Information System (FIS)
    Pia Wood

    Pia Wood

    International Affairs
    940.565.4951 | Pia.Wood@unt.edu

    Areas of Responsibility

    • UNT International
    • Intensive English Language Institute
    • Global Partnerships & Engagement
    • Study Abroad
    • International Student & Scholar Services

    Additional Leadership

    Mike Simmons, UNT Career Connect

    Mike Simmons

    Career Connect
    940.369.7520 | Mike.Simmons@unt.edu

    Areas of Responsibility

    • ePortfolio
    • High-impact practices
    • Marketable skills
    • Digital Credentials

    • Textbook Affordability & Access

    Elizabeth Vogt

    Elizabeth Vogt

    University Accreditation
    940.369.5288 | Elizabeth.Vogt@unt.edu

    Areas of Responsibility

    • Academic Program Review
    • SACSCOC Compliance and Substantive Change
    • New Programs
    • Changes to Existing Programs
    • Off-site Instructional Locations
    • Improve (TracDat)
    • Core Curriculum
    • THECB Reporting and  Compliance
    • Student Achievement Data