President Gretchen M. Bataille met with dozens of alumni and friends at a public reception Nov. 20 in Chicago.
UNT President Gretchen M. Bataille kicked off her nationwide inaugural tour Nov. 20 in Chicago, where more than 80 alumni attended a reception at the International Foyer at the Fairmont Hotel.
Bataille's inaugural tour, which is the first of its kind for a UNT president, will take her from New York City to Los Angeles and is key to her aim of increasing alumni involvement with the Denton campus while also putting UNT on a map bigger than North Texas.
President Gretchen M. Bataille launched her nationwide inaugural tour with more than 80 people at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.
At the Chicago event, Bataille discussed her vision of UNT as a student-centered public research university with national and international recognition.
UNT music graduate Iskandar Kamilov, who serves as concert master for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago was among the alumni in attendance. Kamilov performed a violin solo for the guests at the reception.
Bataille also introduced 1929 alumnus Francis Stroup, who wrote the school's fight song. The distinguished Illinois educator and author also is a member of the UNT Athletic Hall of Fame.
Following the reception, Dr. Bataille visited with a small group of supporters at dinner.
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