Provost’s Updates and Memos

Start of the New School Year

Thu, 08/24/2017
Dear faculty and academic department staff,
 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...

Welcome Message

Fri, 06/30/2017

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...

Welcome Dr. Brenda McCoy

Tue, 09/06/2016

Dear faculty and staff members,

I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Brenda McCoy into her new role in the Division of Academic Affairs. Dr. McCoy undertook her new position as UNT’s new Vice...

Academic Affairs Leadership Changes

Wed, 05/04/2016

Dear faculty and staff members,

I am pleased to welcome the following individuals to the Division of Academic Affairs. On Monday, Dr. Victor Prybutok assumed the leadership of the Toulouse Graduate School and Mr. Robert A. Watling joined UNT as the new Vice Provost for Academic Resources...

Student Evaluation of Teaching Task Force

Thu, 09/24/2015

Dear faculty and staff,

The Student Evaluation of Teaching Task Force has worked diligently and thoughtfully over the past 18 months to deliver a new teaching evaluation system. I am pleased to announce that UNT will adopt the IASystem, developed and delivered by the University of Washington, to replace the Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness (SETE) this fall. 

The pilot administration of the instrument this...

New deans appointed — An Official Notice from the Provost

Tue, 09/01/2015

Dear UNT Faculty and Staff,

As we begin a new academic year, I am very pleased to announce a series of dean appointments that will provide strong leadership as well as stability for our academic community over the next few years.

Dr. David Holdeman has accepted a two-year appointment to serve as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences through August 2017. Dr. Holdeman has done an outstanding job leading the college since November 2014, and his continued service will ensure...

Dr. Finley Graves to a Two-Year Appointment

Thu, 07/16/2015


Dear UNT community,

After consultation with the deans, Faculty Senate leadership and other constituents, I am pleased to appoint Dr. Finley Graves to a two-year appointment as UNT’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. As...

New Dean of UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design

Tue, 05/19/2015


I am very pleased to announce that Greg Watts, chair of the art department at Metropolitan State University of Denver, has been named the new dean of UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design.

Our College of Visual Arts and Design –...

Interim Associate Vice Provost for Faculty

Tue, 05/12/2015

I am very pleased to announce that Regents Professor of Chemistry Angela Wilson has agreed to serve as the interim Associate Vice Provost for Faculty, overseeing the Office of Faculty Success. Dr. Wilson has served as an administrative intern in the Office of the Provost since 2013. In her new role, she will direct a comprehensive portfolio, including programming and support for new faculty, mentoring networks, faculty awards and recognition, leadership...

New Interim Provost

Wed, 02/25/2015

Today, during a meeting with the deans, I announced that College of Business Dean Finley Graves will serve as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective March 1.


I want to thank Dr. Graves in advance for his service. And, as Dr. Warren Burggren assumes his positon as a full professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and undertakes research full time, I want to...