Lee Jackson Legacy

Announcement

Bio

Timeline

Then & Now

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  • 2001

    State of Texas creates the University of North Texas System, effective Jan. 1, 2001

  • 2002

    Lee F. Jackson named Chancellor of the University of North Texas System

  • 2002

    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approves the UNT College of Engineering

  • 2003

    UNT opens Pohl Recreation Center in Denton

  • 2004

    UNT opens Victory Hall residence hall

  • 2004

    UNT Health Science Center opens Center for Biohealth

  • 2005

    UNT Health Science Center acquires Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas property, which increased the Fort Worth campus by 15.5 acres

  • 2006

    UNT System acquires Majestric Lofts, located at 1900 Elm Street in Downtown Dallas

  • 2007

    UNT Dallas opens its first campus building

  • 2007

    UNT opens two new residence halls -- Honors Hall and Legends Hall -- as well as a wellness center, Chestnut Hall

  • 2008

    UNT System acquires 1901 Main Street in Downtown Dallas as an eight-story classroom and office facility

  • 2009

    State of Texas approves UNT Dallas College of Law and earmarks $5 million of the State’s 2011-2012 budget for the law school

  • 2010

    University of North Texas at Dallas officially opens as the third independent institution of higher education in the UNT System

  • 2010

    Founders Hall opens at UNT Dallas

  • 2011

    UNT's Apogee Stadium opens as the first energy-efficient, LEED Platinum, college football stadium in the nation

  • 2011

    UNT's Business Leadership Building opens in Denton

  • 2013

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) grants accreditation to UNT Dallas to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees

  • 2013

    UNT System College of Pharmacy admits first class

  • 2014

    UNT Dallas College of Law admits first class

  • 2015

    UNT Health Science Center announces memorandum of understanding to create a new MD school in Fort Worth in conjunction with Texas Christian University. The new school will accept its first class in 2018.

  • 2015

    UNT opens Rawlins Hall residence hall

  • 2016

    UNT opens New College at Frisco in Collin County

  • 2016

    The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™ is ranks UNT among the nation's 115 top-tier research universities

  • 2016

    DART opens new UNT Dallas campus light rail station

  • 2016

    UNT opens new Student Union

  • 2016

    UNT Dallas campus breaks ground on its first residence hall, a milestone signifying the university’s continued growth. 

  • 2017

    UNT System acquires the City of Dallas Municipal Building (106 S. Harwood) to become the permanent home of UNT Dallas College of Law

  • 2017

    UNT breaks ground College of Visual Arts & Design building

  • 2017

    UNT breaks ground on new residence hall

  • 2017

    UNT Health Science Center breaks ground on Interdisciplinary Research Building

  • 2017

    UNT Dallas breaks ground on Student Learning and Success Center