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University of North Texas names Harrison Keller as sole finalist for president

posted on June 10 - 08:41 AM
By Joe - TexasISD.com
 

The University of North Texas Board of Regents has named Harrison Keller, Texas’ higher education commissioner, the sole finalist for president.  Keller will succeed Neal Smatresk, who announced in February that he would step down after 10 years at the helm of the system’s flagship university. UNT has 47,000 students and is the third largest university in Texas.  The vote from the Board of Regents kicks off a 21-day mandatory waiting period before they can formally appoint Keller as the next president.  "Harrison Keller has spent his career committed to improving Texas higher education," Chancellor Michael R. Williams said in a press release. "His ability to lead, innovate, and partner both statewide and nationally has helped transform Texas higher education and will have an invaluable impact on UNT.”