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UNT System selects Wheless Partners to lead Chancellor Search

Date Published: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017

The University of North Texas System Board of Regents announced that it has selected the national consulting and search firm, Wheless Partners, to lead its search for a new Chancellor. Earlier this month, current UNTS Chancellor Lee F. Jackson announced his retirement plans, effective sometime after his contract expires on August 31, 2017.

Wheless Partners was chosen by the Board for its track record of success, having led each University System CEO search conducted in the state of Texas over the last several years, including the Texas Tech University System and the University of Texas System. Wheless also has a 100 percent success rate with multiple searches led on behalf of the UNT System and its institutions.

Mike JR Wheless, Division President, and Scott Watson, Corporate Officer, are co-leading the search and consulting project. Nominations and applications are encouraged and should be directed to Wheless Partners at