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Government Relations


Working closely with the UNT System Chancellor, Board of Regents, and component institution leaders, the offices of Government Relations and Policy Operations assist in establishing state and federal legislative and policy priorities for the System.

Government Relations engages constituencies on behalf of the legislative priorities necessary to support the UNT System and its component institutions, monitors legislative and agency operations, and provides information to officials at all levels of government.

Policy Operations focuses on issues impacting higher education and the UNT System, preparing research and analysis to shape and inform policy decisions.

Vice Chancellor for Government Relations

Jack Morton has served as Vice Chancellor for Government Relations since 2002, managing all governmental affairs for the University of North Texas System and its institutions.

TJ Rusk Bldg | 200 E. Tenth St, 630 | Austin, TX 78701
O: (512) 936-8200 | F: (512) 936-8204



Rey Rodriguez
Associate Vice Chancellor for Government Relations
& Chief Policy Operations Officer

In his role as Associate Vice Chancellor for Government Relations, Rey Rodriguez serves as the UNT System's Chief Policy Operations Officer.



Liz Bolin
Director of Policy & Planning
Liz Bolin is responsible for generating effective and relevant policy analysis on issues impacting the UNT System and its institutions. 


Luis Estrada
Policy & Planning Coordinator
Luis Estrada is responsible for coordinating areas of state and federal government relations and policy operations.