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Chancellor Hurley and his wife


Chencellor Alfred F. Hurley

Dr. Alfred F. Hurley became president of the University of North Texas as well as chancellor of UNT and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth on Feb. 1, 1982. He first joined the administration of UNT in 1980 as vice president for administrative affairs and, in the next year, also became a professor of history.

Dr. Hurley graduated from St. John's University in Brooklyn, N.Y. a few weeks before the outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950. He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force as a private, beginning three decades of military service. Under Air Force sponsorship, he earned his master's and doctoral degrees in history at Princeton University and later served as a professor and humanities division chair at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He was promoted to brigadier general upon his retirement in 1980.    

He and his wife Joanna, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., have five children and six grandchildren.     

Dr. Hurley is co-chair of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. Among his many leadership roles, he has been an advisory member of the Dallas Citizens Council, chair of the North Texas Commission, a member of the Board of Visitors of the Air University and a director of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

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