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History Timeline

 

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    Texas Voters Approve Proposition 5 to create 'Transformational' new funding for èƵ

    Texas voters overwhelmingly approved a proposition on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 that will provide transformational research funding for the University of North Texas, Texas State University, the University of Houston and Texas Tech University.

  • èƵ STEM groundbreaking ceremony

    2023: èƵ Dallas STEM groundbreaking

    University leaders, healthcare professionals, elected officials, and community partners broke ground on an innovative, state-of-the-art $100 million STEM complex at the University of North Texas at Dallas. The facility will pave the way for a new level of instruction, research, and collaboration.

  • Dr. Cynthia Weston

    2023: èƵ Health Science Center selects a dean for College of Nursing

    Dr. Cindy Weston will lead the strategic planning, recruitment of personnel, and development of partnerships for the college, which is set to launch in the fall of 2024.

  • HSC instruction with simulation tools

    2023: èƵ Health Science Center to launch College of Nursing

    In February, the èƵ èƵ Board of Regents voted to approve the College of Nursing at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

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    2023: The first building at èƵ at Frisco opens

    A ribbon cutting ceremony at the èƵ at Frisco branch campus with èƵ President Neal Smatresk opens the new state-of-the-art 135,000-square-foot Frisco Landing building before the start of the Spring semester on January 17.

  • Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams

    2022: èƵ Health Science Center president Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams takes office

    Dr. Trent-Adams became the seventh president of HSC, succeeding Dr. Williams. She served as HSC’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer prior to being elevated to president. Dr. Trent-Adams also served from 2015 to 2018 as the Deputy Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

  • 2022 èƵ at Frisco Central Mall and ped bridge drawing

    2022: èƵ at Frisco construction continues to make progress

    Building of the Frisco Landing structure began in fall 2020, and classes are expected to begin at the campus in Spring 2023. The èƵ at Frisco master plan will guide the growth and development for decades.

  • èƵ Dallas College of Law building

    2022: èƵ Dallas College of Law receives full accreditation

    Full approval from the American Bar Association (ABA) provides even more opportunities for èƵ Dallas College of Law students and prospective students.

  • Chancellor Michael R. Williams

    2022: èƵ èƵ Chancellor Michael Williams takes office

    Michael Williams, former president of èƵ Health Science Center, takes office as the fourth Chancellor of the University of North Texas èƵ. 

  • èƵ Dallas HSA

    2020: èƵ joins èƵ Dallas as Hispanic Serving/Minority Serving Institution

    èƵ is designated a Hispanic Serving/Minority Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, joining èƵ Dallas.


  • èƵ CVAD Building

    2019: èƵ èƵ Opens Four Buildings

    The èƵ èƵ and its member institutions completed and opened four new, or renovated, facilities totaling more than $300 million, including èƵ's College of Visual Arts & Design, HSC's Interdisciplinary Research Building, èƵ Dallas' Student Center and the èƵ Dallas Law Center. 

  • èƵ Dallas Track and Field team

    2020: èƵ Dallas Launches Intercollegiate Athletics Program

    èƵ Dallas launched its NAIA intercollegiate athletics program in September 2021 with its first-ever cross county meet. The Trailblazers began intercollegiate competition in three sports for both men and women -- cross country, basketball and track & field.

  • Chancellor Lesa Roe

    2017: èƵ èƵ Chancellor Lesa Roe takes office

    Lesa Roe, former Deputy Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), takes office as the third Chancellor, and first-ever woman, of the University of North Texas èƵ. 

  • èƵ Dallas College of Law graduation

    2017: èƵD College of Law granted provision accreditation

    èƵ Dallas College of Law is granted provision accreditation by the American Bar Association in the same year its first class graduates. 

  • Old Municipal Building

    2017: èƵ èƵ acquires the Old Municipal Building

    èƵ èƵ acquires the City of Dallas Municipal Building (106 S. Harwood) to become the permanent home of èƵ Dallas College of Law.

  • èƵ Dallas residence hall ground-breaking

    2016: èƵ Dallas breaks ground on first residence hall

    èƵ Dallas breaks ground on its first campus residence hall, a milestone signifying the university’s continued growth. 

  • èƵ ranked as top-tier research university

    2016: èƵ ranked as top-tier research university

    The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™ ranks èƵ among the nation's 115 top-tier research universities.

  • èƵ Dallas College of Law

    2015: èƵ Dallas College of Law files for provisional accreditation

    èƵ Dallas College of Law files application for provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association for 2016

  • Bob Mong

    2015: Bob Mong named èƵ Dallas President

    èƵ Dallas names former Editor-in-Chief of the Dallas Morning News, Bob Mong, as President.

  • èƵ Dallas stock photo

    2014: èƵ Dallas College of Law admits first class

    èƵ Dallas College of Law admits its first class consisting of 150 students.

  • èƵ èƵ College of Pharmacy students

    2014: College of Pharmacy program awarded Candidate Status

    The èƵ èƵ College of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program is awarded Candidate Status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

  • èƵ President Smatresk

    2013: èƵ names Dr. Smatresk as President

    University of North Texas names Dr. Neal Smatresk as President.

  • èƵ èƵ College of Pharmacy first class

    2013: College of Pharmacy admits first class

    èƵ èƵ College of Pharmacy admits first class

  • èƵ Dallas Founders Hall

    2013: èƵ Dallas awarded accreditation

    The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) grants accreditation to èƵ Dallas to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.

  • Texas Governor Rick Perry

    2011 Texas Gov. Perry helps establish College of Pharmacy

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry signs HB 4 establishing the èƵ èƵ College of Pharmacy.

  • èƵ Dallas campus

    2010: èƵ Dallas opens

    The University of North Texas at Dallas officially opens as the third independent institution of higher education in the èƵ èƵ.

  • èƵ èƵ building after remodel

    2009: èƵ èƵ headquarters moves to Dallas

    èƵ èƵ headquarters moves to 1901 Main Street in downtown Dallas.

  • Ribbon-cutting for èƵ Dallas College of Law

    2009: èƵ Dallas College of Law approved

    The State of Texas approves èƵ Dallas College of Law and earmarks $5 million of the State’s 2011-2012 budget for the law school.

  • èƵ Dallas Seal

    2009: èƵ Dallas becomes stand-alone institution

    Gov. Rick Perry signs Senate Bill 629, allowing èƵ Dallas to become a stand-alone institution.

  • èƵ èƵ building in downtown Dallas

    2008: èƵ èƵ acquires 1901 Main St.

    èƵ èƵ acquires 1901 Main Street in downtown Dallas as an eight-story classroom and office facility.

  • 1900 Elm Lofts

    2006: èƵ èƵ acquires Majestic Lofts

    èƵ èƵ acquires Majestic Lofts, located at 1900 Elm Street in downtown Dallas, next to the èƵ èƵ Headquarters building.

  • Chancellor Jackson

    2002: Judge Lee F. Jackson named Chancellor

    Dr. Al Hurley retires as èƵ èƵ Chancellor and the Board of Regents appoints Dallas County Judge Lee F. Jackson as Chancellor.

  • èƵ Dallas land before construction

    2001: èƵ èƵ acquires land for èƵ Dallas campus

    èƵ èƵ acquires 202 acres of attractive, undeveloped land between Camp Wisdom Road and I-20 to be the permanent campus of èƵ Dallas.

  • 2001 èƵ Dallas building entrance

    2001: SB 576 approves creation of èƵ Dallas

    Gov. Rick Perry signs Senate Bill 576, formally approving the creation of an independent University of North Texas at Dallas.

  • èƵ èƵ Seal

    2001: Formal èƵ èƵ status takes effect

    Formal èƵ èƵ status takes effect on January 1 with èƵ offices headquartered on èƵ campus in Denton.

  • Dr. Norval Pohl

    2000: èƵ announces Norval Pohl as President

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

  • 2000 Dallas Morning News

    2000: Chancellor and èƵ President positions separated

    Board of Regents separate Chancellor and èƵ President positions.

  • èƵ èƵ plaque

    1999: èƵ èƵ created

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

  • TCOM Building

    1993: èƵ Health Science Center is formed

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

  • The North Texas Daily front page

    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 èƵ and Chancellor of TCOM.

  • TCOM under North Texas State

    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 èƵ èƵ.

  • TCOM ground-breaking

    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 cheerleader

    1961: North Texas State College renamed

    North Texas State College is renamed North Texas State University.

  • North Texas State College awards first doctoral degrees

    1963: First doctoral degrees awarded

    North Texas State College awards first doctoral degrees

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    1949: North Texas State Teachers College renamed

    North Texas State Teachers College is renamed to North Texas State College.

  • Jazz Studies

    1946: First "Jazz Studies" degree established

    North Texas State Teachers College establishes first "Jazz Studies" degree in the nation.

  • Audience in Administration Building 1926

    1923: North Texas State Normal College renamed

    North Texas State Normal College is renamed North Texas State Teachers College.

  • Intercollegiate football at North Texas State Normal College

    1913: Intercollegiate football begins

    Intercollegiate football begins at North Texas State Normal College.

  • 1913 Walking students at North Texas State Normal College

    1913: Enrollment surpasses 1,000

    Enrollment at North Texas State Normal College surpasses 1,000.

  • 1901-1906 Joel Sutton Kendall

    1901-1906: Joel Sutton Kendall, first President of North Texas Normal College

    J.S. Kendall (1849-1906) became the first principal (the title "president" was not extended to the heads of Texas teachers' colleges until about 1910) of North Texas Normal College. He pressed for increased state funding for the construction of new facilities and the repair of existing facilities on the 10-acre campus.

  • NTSN College

    1901: North Texas Normal College renamed

    North Texas Normal College is renamed North Texas State Normal College.

  • 1899 North Texas Normal College graduating class

    1899: Legislation for state college status

    Legislation is signed to make North Texas Normal College a state college.

  • Teacher's Training Institute

    1894: Teachers' Training Institute renamed

    Texas Normal College and Teachers' Training Institute is renamed North Texas Normal College.

  • Joshua C. Chilton

    1890: èƵ founded

    èƵ is founded as Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute by President Joshua C. Chilton.

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