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History Timeline

  • Norval Pohl and Dr. Hurley

    2000: UNT announces Norval Pohl as President

    Board of Regents appoint Dr. Norval Pohl as President of UNT, while Dr. Hurley becomes the UNT System's first full-time Chancellor.

  • 2000: Chancellor and UNT President positions separated

    Board of Regents separate Chancellor and UNT President positions.

  • 1999: UNT System created

    Senate Bill 751 passes to formally create the University of North Texas System.

  • 1993: UNT Health Science Center is formed

    TCOM is renamed the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

  • UNT name changed

    1988: North Texas State renamed

    North Texas State University is renamed the University of North Texas.

  • Dr. Al Hurley

    1982: Dr. Hurley named Chancellor and President

    Board of Regents appoints Dr. Al Hurley as Chancellor and President of North Texas State University System and Chancellor of TCOM.

  • 1975 TCOM

    1975: TCOM under North Texas State

    Senate Bill 216 placed the then-private TCOM under the oversight of the North Texas State University Board of Regents, making it a state-supported medical school and the second public institution in the UNT System.

  • TCOM Founding

    1970: TCOM founded

    Private Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) is founded by doctors in Fort Worth, laying the foundation for what will later become the University of North Texas Health & Science Center.

  • NTSU

    1961: North Texas State College renamed

    North Texas State College is renamed North Texas State University.

  • Harold Hitt with children

    1963: First doctoral degrees awarded

    North Texas State College awards first doctoral degrees.