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A look at the diversity of UNT administrations

A look at the diversity of UNT administrations

March 24
01:15 2016

UNT has made leaps and bounds to address the diversity of the student body over the past decade and a half. But that is not reflected in today’s UNT System administrations.

Out of the 10 members of UNT president Neal Smatresk’s cabinet, only Joanne Woodard, vice president for institutional equity and diversity, is not white. Of the 39 high-level administrators at UNT Denton, UNT Dallas, UNT Dallas College of Law and UNT Health Science Center, six are not white. There are three Hispanic individuals and three black people.

The North Texas Daily’s reporting is based entirely on data from the university obtained through a records request. The racial categories are listed in this story as they are in the university documents. The only exception is Shannon Goodman, who was listed as “not specified.” A university official confirmed his race. This analysis does not include the UNT Board of Regents. That will be published in a later story.

University of North Texas at Denton


Neal Smatresk – president 

Finley Graves – provost and vice president for academic affairs

Tom McCoy – vice president for research and economic development

Bob Brown – vice president for finance and administration, CPA

Shannon Goodman – vice president for enrollment

Elizabeth With – vice president for student affairs

Deborah Leliaert – vice president for University relations and planning

David Wolf – vice president for advancement

Rick Villarreal – director for athletics


Joanne Woodard – vice president for institutional equity and diversity

UNT Health Science Center


Michael R. Williams – president

Claire Peel – vice provost

Mark Moorman – vice president for student affairs

Douglas White – vice president for institutional advancement

Glenn Dillon – vice provost for health institutes

Thomas Fairchild – vice president for strategy and measurement

Michael R. Hicks – executive vice president for clinical affairs

Thomas Yorio – provost and executive vice president for academic affairs

John A. Harman – senior vice president and chief financial officer

David Cistola – vice president for research

Steven R. Sosland – executive vice president, chief of people & performance officer


Jennifer Treviño, MBS

University of North Texas at Dallas


Bob Mong – president

Dan Edelman – vice president of finance and administration

Lois Becker – provost and senior vice president for academic excellence and student success

Thad Anglin – vice provost for academic excellence and outreach

Stephanie Holley – vice president of admissions and enrollment management

April Barnes – assistant vice president for budget and planning

UNT Dallas College of Law


Royal Furgeson, Jr. – founding dean

Ellen S. Pryor – associate dean for academic affairs

Edward T. Hart – assistant dean for law library

Kevin W. Robinowich – assistant dean of student affairs

Karen M. Jarrell – registrar

Beth Donahue – director of outcomes and assessments

Derrick P. Morgan – director of development, alumni relations and special projects


Courteney Harris – assistant dean for career and professional development

Valerie D. James – assistant dean of admissions and scholarships


Reynaldo Valencia  – academic associate dean

Rebecca Garza Greenan – assistant dean of students

Prepared by senior staff writer Adalberto Toledo and staff writers Lisa Dreher and Sarah Sarder.

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  1. sj87
    sj87 March 25, 10:03

    Do they appear to be competent, and to be doing their jobs well? Does the content of their character appear to be good? Any thoughts about these folks beyond analyzing their skin color?

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  2. Staci
    Staci March 25, 22:14

    It’s like playing a game of Race/Gender duck-duck-goose
    Sit them all in a circle woke the Prez walks around patting then on the head.
    “White-White-Male-White-White-Male- White-White-Male-White-White-Male- BLACK! (Hispanic, Asian, Female… whichever)
    I would be curious to know about the hiring and recruiting process for these positions, criteroa fit job comsideration, how many candidates apply, how long can one elect to stay in their position. Stuff like that.

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