Finley Graves appointed to a two-year term as provost

Finley GravesDear 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 you know, Dr. Graves has been serving as UNT’s interim academic leader since March 1, 2015.

Dr. Graves brings enthusiasm and a calm sense of urgency to the position. His positive, focused leadership style has been remarkably effective in advancing some major institutional initiatives. His ongoing service will bring more continuity and stability to the executive leadership team during this dynamic phase in our university’s evolution, especially as we strive toward national prominence and continue to improve our academic and research enterprise.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Graves on his appointment.

UNT Proud,

Neal Smatresk

UNT President