ACTIONS BY THE UNT BOARD OF REGENTS during this fall semester have
cleared the way for the UNT System and its flagship institution,
the University of North Texas, to begin setting courses for distinction
in the 21st century.
the regents set processes for change in motion when they undertook
a study to determine the future structure of the newly authorized
result came in a specially called meeting Sept. 18, when the regents
unanimously voted to separate the offices of system chancellor and
Oct. 10, the regents added new pages to UNT history. In unanimous
votes, they appointed Norval F. Pohl as the president of the university
and affirmed Alfred F. Hurley as full-time chancellor of the UNT
System. They designated Oct. 15 to Dec. 31 as a transition period
to prepare the system to launch its formal operations on Jan. 1,
of UNT, the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth and the UNT
System Center at Dallas, the UNT System earned formal recognition
in 1999 after it was established by the Texas Legislature and confirmed
by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
story in this special section salutes Chancellor Hurley, acknowledges
his role in guiding the university since 1982, commends his accomplishments
and outlines his new system responsibilities.
story introduces President Pohl and provides insights into the attributes
of leadership, the personality, the knowledge and the experience
he brings to the job of directing UNT to new destinations.
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