Office of the Provost
940-565-3952 | Michael.McPherson@unt.edu
As Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Michael McPherson 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. McPherson 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. He provides leadership in the implementation of effective planning in academic affairs, ensures leadership and excellence in academic degree programs and support units. Dr. McPherson represents the academic interests of the university in off-campus activities as designated by the President and acts for the President in his absence.