UNT Dallas President Bob Mong Announces Retirement

Monday, January 22, 2024

UNT System - Office of the Chancellor

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff of the UNT System Enterprise, 

After nearly a decade of dedicated service and steadfast leadership, UNT Dallas President Bob Mong has announced he will be retiring this year at the end of July. After a long and distinguished career in journalism, President Mong joined UNT Dallas in 2015, becoming the institution’s third president. He has played a pioneering role and led the university through a period of growth and significant transformation.

UNT Dallas President Bob MongUnder President Mong's visionary leadership, UNT Dallas saw an increase in student enrollment and retention, more than doubling the number of degrees awarded. During his tenure, UNT Dallas added a student center and its first residence hall, providing needed resources and opportunities for students. President Mong has also shepherded the development of a new STEM building. Once complete, it will provide teaching and lab space necessary to produce more career-ready graduates in high-demand healthcare fields.

President Mong's commitment to excellence in education and community engagement has had a profound impact in the community. He built and fostered integral community relationships and partnerships with local school districts and neighboring community colleges to create unique educational pathways for students. President Mong was instrumental in bringing community leaders together around the creation of a new regional police training academy that will be located at UNT Dallas. President Mong’s ability to bring people and communities together has meaningfully transformed UNT Dallas’ profile, impact, and influence. 

Please join me in thanking President Mong for his service and unyielding dedication to UNT Dallas and its students, families, and communities. The progress he has made and the challenges he has overcome will leave a lasting legacy. 

As we transition to this important next chapter following President Mong’s retirement, we remain committed to ensuring UNT Dallas continues to have strong leadership and support.

My thanks to each of you for your ongoing support and commitment to UNT Dallas and the UNT System. Together, as One Team, One System, we will continue to build a brighter future for the communities we serve. 

With gratitude, 

Dr. Michael R. Williams   


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