Chancellor Williams announces organizational changes for the UNT System

Friday, 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.

"As a system we can better support the work of our staff, faculty, and students on each campus, and this new structure will allow us to meet that objective," says Dr. Williams. "We will gain greater clarity in responsibilities, with greater accountability and efficiency in decision making at the system level. Each campus will see more supportive resources being allocated where they are most needed, and in return create greater value for everyone."
Dr. Williams noted that the Board of Regents has reviewed and enthusiastically approved the goals and rationale supporting the organizational changes.
The new structure, which eliminates a limited number of UNT System leadership positions, is expected to streamline lines of communication, and create greater opportunities for innovation, while reallocating resources to deliver greater value as well as cost savings.
Dr. Williams became chancellor on Jan. 1, 2022 and continues to serve as President of the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC). He has served as the HSC’s president since 2012, and previously served on the UNT System Board of Regents. Under his leadership, the HSC saw record enrollment without raising tuition since 2013, created more than 650 new medical residency slots for the DFW region, opened a new Pharmacy School and established a Lena Pope Early Learning Center on campus, all while growing research awards by more than $115 million. Under Dr. Williams’ leadership, HSC also ranked first among U.S. medical schools for innovation and research impact by the George W. Bush Institute.