UNT Dallas

Number of Hispanic, African American students taking SAT in Texas skyrockets

Wed, Sep 26, 2012 - 2:45pm

AUSTIN – According to a new report released by the College Board, more Texas Hispanic and African-American public school students are taking the SAT in preparation for enrolling in college.

“The longevity of our state’s economic success will be built on an educated workforce that can compete in the global marketplace,” Gov. Perry said. “I’m proud to see that the number of Texas students aiming for a brighter future is skyrocketing, and I remain committed to improving quality, efficiency and access to higher education.”

Over the past five years, the state has experienced a 65 percent increase in the number...

UNT's downtown Dallas campus undergoing $25M redo

Wed, Sep 26, 2012 - 2:38pm

The University of North Texas System has begun construction on a $25 million redevelopment project at its building in downtown Dallas, which will open the school to the community.

It also will help ready the building to serve as the school's law school on an interim basis.

The project includes replacing the heating and air conditioning, updating utilities, adding a chiller, and extending the elevator and escalator to accommodate the UNT law school, which is scheduled to open...

No Thanks, Bain

Mon, Aug 27, 2012 - 2:47pm

It might not come as a surprise to a lot of people, but a group of university faculty and staff members and a group of Fortune 500 management consultants have different ideas about how a university should be structured and run.

About a year ago, the University of North Texas at Dallas retained Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, to help it design a new model for the university that is more accessible, more flexible, and more student-centered. Bain traditionally works with Fortune 500 companies but has done...

John Ellis Price, Founding President of UNT-Dallas, Will Step Down Next Year

Wed, Jul 25, 2012 - 2:02pm

The University of North Texas at Dallas has come along way since it was founded in 2000 as a 55-student extension of UNT's Denton campus. In 2007, it moved onto its permanent campus and three years later became a standalone institution that now boasts a shade over 2,000 students. Not long ago, it received accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a sort of seal of competence for higher-ed institutions.

Pretty much all of that happened under John Ellis Price, a former accounting professor and IRS agent who was named the fledgling campus' chief executive officer in 2001. Price was business-...

Perry Committed to Making Higher Education More Affordable, Accountable and Accessible

Tue, May 15, 2012 - 3:21pm

(KCEN) -- Gov. Rick Perry announced his continued commitment to making higher education more affordable, accountable and accessible to Texans on May 15. In September 2009 the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) implemented cost efficiency measures in institutions of higher education. Perry directed the board today to follow up on the progress made on those measures.

"Access to a college degree is more critical than ever, and we must maintain our dedication to transparency, which is essential to making higher education more affordable, accountable and accessible to Texas students," Gov. Perry said in...