PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO IDENTIFY CANDIDATES TO LEAD THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS AT DALLAS
UNTS – The Presidential Search Advisory Committee has been appointed to identify candidates to lead the University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas). The next President of UNT Dallas will succeed Founding President John Ellis Price who announced in July that he will step down on August 31, 2013 when his contract concludes.
The Presidential Search Advisory Committee, appointed by the University of North Texas System (UNT System) Chancellor Lee Jackson, is comprised of 11 members including members of the UNT Dallas faculty and student body, UNT System Board of Regents and other education, business and civic leaders. The Committee members are:
Assisting with the search is Alberto Pimentel, managing partner of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, Inc., a minority and female owned executive search firm that specializes in colleges, universities, independent school and not-for-profit organizations.
“Finding the right candidate to lead UNT Dallas – and fully realize our aspirations – is critical to the university’s future and I am confident that this group will do just that,” Jackson said. “I appreciate the commitment of time and talent by this group of campus and volunteer leaders. I am certain they will help us identify a proven leader who is excited about the opportunities for this new university.”
The Presidential Search Advisory Committee will host its inaugural meeting in October. They will advise Chancellor Jackson who will make a recommendation to the UNT System Board of Regents. Appointment of a new President for UNT Dallas is anticipated in Spring 2013.
The University of North Texas System comprises three institutions – the University of North Texas, UNT Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center – with a total enrollment of more than 37,000 students. The system’s flagship campus, UNT, is a thriving, student-focused public research university in Denton with a legacy of excellence in a broad range of academic areas. UNT Dallas is the first public university in the city limits of Dallas. The UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth trains physicians and other professionals through its Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health and School of Health Professions.