Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022

Dear UNT Community,

After serving UNT the past six years as Vice President and Director of Athletics, Wren Baker is leaving UNT for an incredible opportunity in West Virginia. While we are sad to see him go, this is a great move for Wren and his family, and it speaks volumes for his success here at UNT.

It has been my pleasure to work with Wren, and I have appreciated his dedication to our athletics program. During this time, our athletics program has experienced record-setting success in virtually every area, including student academic performance, fundraising, overall conference records, and championships.

With solid infrastructure in place and a staff of great administrators and coaches, we are well positioned to continue our success. We will continue to cheer on our favorite Mean Green teams, and I know our upward momentum will only continue.

We will begin our search soon, and I anticipate that we will attract a strong pool of candidates who can continue our remarkable upward trajectory as we transition into The American.

UNT Proud,

Neal Smatresk

UNT President