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June 24, 2019
Were you able to watch the Chancellor's Town Hall with guest speaker Vice Chancellor for Facilities Steve Maruszewski on June 11th? If you missed it or just want to refresh your memory, you can watch it at .
August 13, 2019
The free online learning and professional development platform used by University of North Texas System faculty, staff, and students will upgrade on August 19 when Lynda.com becomes LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning will remain free to UNT World...
August 29, 2019
Historically Underutilized Businesses are integral to UNT World. In 2019, all four UNT World institutions rank in the top tier for HUB spending.
September 30, 2019
Chris McCoy, Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, has been named Chief Information Officer for the University of North Texas System and its flagship University of North Texas. McCoy, who has...
October 01, 2019
The UNT System Excellence & Service Awards were held on October 1 in Denton to recognize system administration team members for their service to UNT World, and to honor team members that exemplify collaboration, customer service, inclusion, innovation...
October 04, 2019
Lesa Roe's Monthly Communication to Faculty & Staff
November 12, 2019
UNT World shines the spotlight on Human Resources' (ODE) team. The goal of ODE is to create a high-performance, sustainable organization that meets its strategic and operational goals and objectives.
December 12, 2019
Chancellor Lesa Roe held her quarterly UNT World Town Hall  on December 12 at UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth. This very special Town Hall featured a moderated panel discussion with Chancellor Roe all three UNT World Presidents ­–...
December 20, 2019
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Melisa Denis to the UNT System Board of Regents for a term set to expire on May 22, 2025. She will replace Regent Rusty Reid of Fort Worth, who had served on the board since 2013. In November, Gov. Abbott also...
January 15, 2020
University of North Texas System Chancellor Lesa Roe today announced Alan Stucky as the system’s new Vice Chancellor & General Counsel, pending approval by the Board of Regents next month. Stucky has served the UNT System as Interim Vice Chancellor...
January 21, 2020
From the Board of Regents to our university presidents to my office and cabinet, UNT World is committed to continuous improvement as it relates to producing the highest quality outputs as efficiently as possible. This includes the central services...
January 30, 2020
The UNT System HUB Program partners with academic, research, and staff departments on all campuses to expedite the informal bid process.  This process allows departments to submit specifications and requirements to the HUB Program staff and carry...
January 31, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service redesigned the Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate for 2020, to account for the 2018 federal tax law changes. The IRS mandates the use of the new Form W-4 for the following employees: 1) employees hired January...
March 16, 2020
UNT System Headquarters Team Members:
March 16, 2020
With additional COVID-19 cases reported in North Texas over the weekend, we are taking additional measures to protect our employees while maintaining core operation of our system and member institutions.
March 17, 2020
UNT World: Our work worlds have turned upside down – most of our faculty and students are preparing to teach/learn through technology, while most staff members have begun to work remotely (or will soon). It’s understandable if you’re stressed,...
March 18, 2020
By President Michael Williams and David Mansdoerfer. ... If you are young, healthy and follow general guidelines on hygiene, it might seem safe to continue to live life as you normally would. But living your normal life is exactly what COVID-19 needs...
March 20, 2020
This memo will provide additional guidance on the continued operation of your institution of higher education in light of the Governor’s Executive Order Number GA 08 issued on March 19, 2020. Educating future generations is a crucial feature of...
March 23, 2020
 UNT World Team Members: I hope you are well as conditions continue to evolve with the coronavirus threat – the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remains the top priority across the UNT System. The Dallas-Fort Worth region has...
April 10, 2020
 Thank you for your continued support of efforts to navigate the many challenges during this unique time – remember that with change, comes opportunity.
April 29, 2020
UNT World Faculty & Staff: 
May 11, 2020
UNT System Faculty & Staff: We are 10 days into Gov. Abbott’s phased approach to safely reopen Texas businesses and many of you have questions about what this means for the University of North Texas System and our member institutions. It’s a...
May 28, 2020
The University of North Texas System announced the retirement of Chief Audit Executive Tracy Grunig, effective June 5, 2020. Sheba Joyner, Senior Director of Internal Audit, will assume the role of Interim Chief Audit Executive, effective May 29,...
June 01, 2020
The University of North Texas System community is heartbroken and devastated by the disturbing events in Minneapolis that led to the senseless death of George Floyd. This tragic and unconscionable development is all too familiar in American history...
June 12, 2020
Governor Greg Abbott has announced his intention to appoint 10 student regents to their respective universities for terms set to expire on May 31, 2021. Additionally, the Governor announced his intention to appoint the student representative to serve...
June 17, 2020
The University of North Texas System is pleased to announce that both Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investor Service have assigned “AA” and “Aa2” ratings to the following bonds that will be issued by our Board of Regents:
June 18, 2020
UNT System Faculty & Staff:
June 18, 2020
UNT System Faculty & Staff:As our campuses and offices begin to open in phases, we are following COVID-19 safety guidelines provided by the (CDC). All relevant UNT System risk management guidelines can be found on the and each UNTS institution...
June 25, 2020
Effective June 25, 2020, face coverings (cloth face coverings, disposable masks, etc.) must be worn at all UNT System locations and campuses.
June 25, 2020
UNT System Chancellor Lesa Roe shares her vision for how higher education can fight systemic racism in a guest column for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
July 29, 2020
As part of our efforts to keep faculty and staff across the UNT System informed, Chancellor Lesa Roe will be holding a virtual UNT World Town Hall: HR and COVID-19 Safety on August 10, from 10:30 am until noon. The town hall will feature a moderated...
August 11, 2020
Chancellor Lesa Roe held a virtual UNT World Town Hall: HR and COVID-19 Safety on August 10 for faculty and staff across the UNT System. The virtual town hall was attended by nearly 3,000 employees and featured remarks from Chancellor Roe, a safety...
August 28, 2020
UNT System Faculty & Staff: Given the challenges all of us are facing due to coronavirus, it is more important than ever for our leaders to listen to the UNT World community. With that in mind, the Gallup Engagement Survey will launch in October...
September 11, 2020
The University of North Texas System Board of Regents has named Ninette Caruso as its new Chief Audit Executive, effective October 26, 2020. Under the direction of the UNT System Board of Regents’ Audit & Finance Committee, the Internal Audit department...
September 21, 2020
From Sept. 15th until Oct. 15th, the UNT System Marketing & Communication’s Department is interviewing faculty and staff at each campus for a social media campaign centered around Hispanic Heritage Month. Check out the playlist below to hear...
September 23, 2020
 The upcoming UNT System Board of Regents meeting on November 18-19 will be held virtually due to coronavirus, as we continue to follow the state’s guidelines for indoor gatherings of 10 or more during the pandemic. A link to view the board meeting...
September 25, 2020
UNT World Faculty & Staff:
September 28, 2020
Early this evening, Microsoft 365 experienced a widespread outage that impacted users across the globe. The outage disrupted access to multiple Microsoft services, including Outlook. This outage impacted faculty and staff email across the University...
October 09, 2020
UNT System Vice Chancellor & Chief Financial Officer Dan Tenney launched a new virtual event series for faculty and staff across UNT World titled “Ask Me Anything” on October 22. The first “Ask Me Anything” discussion included several panelists...
October 30, 2020
UNT World Faculty & Staff: In preparation for the upcoming 87th Texas Legislative Sessions, which begins in January 2021, Presidents Mong, Smatresk, Williams and I will be participating in LAR (Legislative Appropriations Request) Hearings with the...
November 06, 2020
 University of North Texas System Chancellor Lesa Roe on Friday named Sheraine Gilliam-Holmes as the UNT System’s new Vice Chancellor for Organizational Effectiveness & Chief Human Capital Officer. Gilliam-Holmes will begin her new position on...
November 24, 2020
UNT World Faculty & Staff: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has certainly been a year like no other. But there is much to be grateful for as we approach the Fall Holiday Break this week. UNT World has not only survived the fall semester, we have...
December 15, 2020
Watch the video: UNT World Spotlight. 2020 Year in Review. When the coronavirus first crept into our lives in early March, most thought a couple of months of inconvenience was in store. Nine months later and we seem to be in the worst of the pandemic....
December 15, 2020
UNT World Town Hall December 2020. UNT System Faculty & Staff: Thank you for your hard work and adaptability this fall – despite the many challenges of coronavirus we are educating and impacting more students than ever before. With the fall semester...
December 16, 2020
UNT System Chancellor Lesa Roe announced the recipients of the 2020 UNT System Service Awards during the Virtual End-of-Year Celebration. These awards honor the staff members who went above and beyond in their efforts to make this unprecedented year...
December 17, 2020
As this holiday season arrives with the extraordinary challenges and uncertainties of COVID-19 still with us, too many of our students have been negatively impacted and face mounting obstacles to continue their education. How can we help?
December 18, 2020
UNT World Faculty & Staff: This has certainly been a year like no other due to COVID-19, but there is much to be grateful for as we approach Winter Break and the end of the calendar year. Earlier this week, Presidents Mong, Smatresk and Williams...
January 14, 2021
The University of North Texas System Office of Facilities Planning and Construction and the UNT System HUB Program invite you to attend an informational session to learn about the current and upcoming design and construction opportunities at our...
January 21, 2021
UNT World UNT World Faculty & Staff: UNT System Vice Chancellor & Chief Financial Officer Dan Tenney continued his “Ask Me Anything” series for UNT World faculty and staff on Thursday afternoon. Communicating with UNT World employees has never...
January 26, 2021
An organizational evolution is taking shape in the UNT System’s procurement operation that will drive increased effectiveness, efficiency, customer service and cost savings across UNT World, while also extending first-hand experiential learning...
January 27, 2021
UNT System Human Resources is implementing a strategic plan that focuses on the human part of human resources. Based on input from stakeholders at all campus and system locations, UNT System will be adjusting its HR service model to better serve...
January 29, 2021
It’s hard to believe we are already one month into 2021. While the year began with tension in our nation’s capital, there is reason for hope and optimism as our elected leaders look to find common ground for the greater good of our nation as...
February 12, 2021
UNT World is not only a place where some of you earned degrees, and where we love to work. It's also where some of you fell in love, actually. In celebration of Valentine's Day, we present three UNT World love stories.
February 14, 2021
Due to today’s winter storm, as well as forecasts for additional snowfall across our region into the morning, all UNT System Administration offices will remain completely closed (including remote) on Monday, Feb. 15. Campuses at UNT and UNT Health...
February 21, 2021
This HR Advisory is intended to help supervisors and employees navigate various situations and provide helpful information, tools and resources, including frequently asked questions (FAQs). 
February 21, 2021
As we continue to deal with complications from the ongoing weather emergency, our Payroll Team is working hard to ensure there are no disruptions with upcoming payroll processes. In that regard, due to the closures to our campuses and UNT System,...
February 26, 2021
UNT World Faculty & Staff: February is Black History Month – a time for people to come together, learn from the past, embrace an inclusive future, and honor our commitment to standing united against racism and all forms of discrimination. Across...
March 03, 2021
UNT System and its campuses are united in prioritizing safety and will continue to shape coronavirus safety protocols (posted at https://www.untsystem.edu/unt-system-covid-19-information) based on the CDC’s science-based recommendations for coronavirus...
March 08, 2021
On Monday, Feb. 15, with several inches of snow blanketing the ground, the mercury plunging to single-digit, record-setting lows causing power outages across the state, the University of North Texas found itself in a race to fend off potential major...
March 15, 2021
The UNT System is focused on operating efficiently and effectively to best serve its students and support its important missions. As part of this effort, UNT System Chancellor Lesa Roe and the presidents of UNT System's three institutions have...
March 16, 2021
Whether it’s the pandemic, winter storms, power outages or other obstacles, UNT World employees continue to navigate challenges while working to fulfill our important missions. To keep faculty and staff informed of the UNT System's priorities...
March 26, 2021
UNT World Faculty & Staff: While February closed with frustration over winter storms and power outages, March brought new milestones and accolades to UNT World and – perhaps most importantly – progress in our battle against COVID-19. On March...
March 30, 2021
Human Resources Records continues to see an increase in fraudulent unemployment claims. This type of fraudulent activity is occurring across the country and is being closely monitored. However, our IT security team has confirmed that there is no...
April 20, 2021
Jurors on Tuesday, April 20, convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of all counts filed against him in the death of George Floyd. With the jury’s decision to hold the former officer accountable for murdering Mr. Floyd – whose...
May 06, 2021
In February, UNT System announced a significant overhaul underway to the Enterprise Information System (EIS) website -- aka the Employee Portal (my.untsystem.edu) -- that includes the ability to perform all tasks from the convenience of your mobile...
May 06, 2021
UNT System Vice Chancellor for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Dan Tenney was named D-CEO Magazine’s CFO of the Year for Higher Education on May 5. Tenney’s leadership in helping the UNT System mitigate financial challenges during the COVID-19...
May 19, 2021
On Tuesday, May, 18, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order prohibiting government entities from mandating masks. With that in mind, the UNT System is no longer requiring masks indoors for anyone, effective immediately. UNT System Administration...
May 26, 2021
Dan Tenney, UNT System Vice Chancellor & Chief Financial Officer continued his virtual “Ask Me Anything” series for UNT World faculty and staff on Thursday, June 10.
May 28, 2021
UNT World Faculty & Staff: The month of May has been a good one, UNT World – we’ve held safe and successful commencement ceremonies, we’re working to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, and we just received good news from the 87th Texas Legislature....
June 02, 2021
University of North Texas System Chancellor Lesa Roe today announced that Dr. Rosemary Haggett, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Student Success, will retire, effective July 30, 2021. Dr. Haggett joined the UNT System in 2010 after serving...
June 18, 2021
UNT World Faculty & Staff: This Saturday is Juneteenth, which celebrates the historic emancipation of Confederate slaves in our home state of Texas on June 19, 1865. This year, Juneteenth is set to become the 11th holiday recognized by our federal...
June 28, 2021
UNT World Faculty & Staff: Today I shared my plan to retire, effective March 31, 2022, with the UNT System Board of Regents. Certainly, this is bittersweet from my perspective, as I thoroughly enjoy our work together, believe deeply in our missions,...
June 28, 2021
UNT System Chancellor Lesa B. Roe on Monday announced her plan to retire, effective March 31, 2022, following a career that will have spanned more than four years at the UNT System and 33 years as an electrical engineer and executive at NASA. The...
July 28, 2021
The University of North Texas System’s Office of Communications & Marketing won several prestigious Creative Awards for excellence in marketing and communications, including two Platinum (UNT System Logo Redesign and HR Highlights Newsletter),...
July 29, 2021
UNT World Faculty & Staff: Across UNT World we are excited for a fall with fully opened campuses at UNT, UNT Health Science Center and UNT Dallas. Over the last 18 months our COVID-19 response teams have done an incredible job of helping us navigate...
August 11, 2021
The world is changing quickly and so is how and where we work as we move toward a "new normal." Some UNT System Administration staff who worked daily at UNT System Headquarters before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic are transitioning to permanent...
August 27, 2021
UNT World Faculty & Staff: It’s always special when students return to our campuses at the start of each new academic year, but this fall is perhaps the most inspiring experience in my four years as Chancellor. We’ve overcome so many challenges...
September 01, 2021
As part of our continued efforts to keep faculty and staff informed of the UNT System’s priorities, key initiatives, successes and challenges, Chancellor Lesa Roe will be hosting this quarter’s UNT World Town Hall virtually on September 30 at...
September 30, 2021
A reminder to watch Chancellor Roe's virtual UNT World Town Hall at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, simply by visiting the UNT System home page at http://untsystem.edu. Chancellor Roe will be joined by Dr. Diana Cervantes, Director of the Epidemiology...
September 30, 2021
UNT World Faculty & Staff: Thank you to those who participated in today's UNT World Town Hall. If there's one thing we have learned over the past 18 months of the pandemic, it's that communicating is a critical piece of becoming a Best Place to Work....
October 29, 2021
UNT announced one of the most significant milestones in its history last week, accepting an invitation to join the American Athletic Conference (also known as the American or AAC) for intercollegiate athletics as soon as 2023.
November 08, 2021
Dr. Michael R. WilliamsThe University of North Texas System Board of Regents announced the selection of Dr. Michael R. Williams, current President of the University of North Texas Health... “I am grateful for the support of the Board of Regents...
November 19, 2021
As we approach the Fall Holiday Break there is much to be thankful across our UNT System. This fall we are enrolling more students than ever before – nearly 50,000 across the system – and over the past several years we have also grown degrees...
November 29, 2021
The University of North Texas System Board of Regents today appointed Dr. Michael R. Williams – current President of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) – as UNT System Chancellor, effective Jan. 1, 2022.
December 07, 2021
Beloved colleague Daniel Jensen passed away on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 5. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Governmental Affairs at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) joined the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine...
December 17, 2021
UNT System employees bid farewell to Chancellor Lesa Roe, who heads into retirement after four-plus remarkable years as chancellor. The first woman to serve in the role, Chancellor Roe leaves behind an impactful legacy. Her leadership helped to raise...
December 17, 2021
UNT World Faculty & Staff: As we prepare for the Winter Holiday Break and my time as UNT System Chancellor winds down, I want to pause and say thank you. The opportunity to work with so many incredible scholars, leaders, teachers, innovators, stewards,...
January 03, 2022
Happy New Year! I hope each of you was able to spend quality time with your family, friends, and loved ones during the winter break. A new year brings us many new opportunities, and I am excited to begin in my new role as Chancellor for the University...
February 24, 2022
The UNT System’s member institutions and UNT System Administration continue to monitor wintry weather conditions in our region and have updated plans at all locations. Here are the latest developments for each UNT System location: UNT Dallas and...
February 24, 2022
The UNT System’s member institutions and UNT System Administration continue to monitor wintry weather conditions in our region and have updated plans at all locations.  Here are the latest developments for each UNT System location as of Thursday,...
February 25, 2022
Dr. Michael R. Williams, Chancellor of the University of North Texas System, today announced a new organizational structure based on goals to better meet the distinct needs of each of the system’s campuses in Denton, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Frisco....
March 01, 2022
The University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law has been fully approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). The College of Law received notification late Friday, Feb. 25, that the Council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions...