Supporting Faculty

Student with professor

UNT faculty members are solving some of the biggest problems of our age, from climate change to global epidemics to national security threats. When we bring the best minds to bear on these challenges to our health and prosperity, we also attract to the region a core of creative professionals.

Their discoveries have the potential to spin off new products and services. In addition, their presence in labs and classrooms inspire and mentor a new generation of professionals. UNT must be able to retain and recruit top talent. Funding for faculty excellence strengthens the foundations of UNT and paves the way for innovations that maintain our region’s global competitiveness.

Gifts to support faculty excellence help UNT ensure:

  • We can offer our students the opportunities for intellectual, creative and personal growth that come from studying with experts—the innovators, business and community leaders, scientists, artists—whose research and teaching is transforming the region and the world.
  • We can attract the most distinguished teachers and researchers in various fields.
  • We can provide the resources needed for faculty to meet their goals. It’s not just competitive salaries that drive these sought-after professors. Increasingly, they require specialized equipment, sophisticated computer systems, travel support and additional graduate assistants to be part of their research or performance teams.

Creating an endowment

UNT hopes to endow deanships, chairs, artists-in-residence and professorships and secure funds for faculty recruitment, retention and professional development.

There are many endowed gift opportunities for faculty campus wide. The minimum amount required to endow a faculty chair is $1.5 million. Gift levels for the endowment of deans and individual professors vary by school, college or unit.

Give now to support UNT faculty.

UNT alumnus pledges largest gift in university history

The University of North Texas announced the largest gift in the history of UNT with a pledge of $22 million from entrepreneur and alumnus Charn Uswachoke.

UNT to receive estimated $8 million estate gift

Denton philanthropist Paul Voertman is planning to donate an estimated $8 million through a bequest in his will to support student scholarships and other programs.

COVAD Computer Lab

$2.5 million bequest to honor esteemed former CVAD faculty member Jack Sprague

An estate gift estimated at $2.5 million from an anonymous donor will ensure that the communication design program in the University of North Texas' College of Visual Arts and Design continues to flourish.