DENTON (UNT), Texas--Michael Monticino, who initially stepped in on an interim basis to lead UNT’s fundraising efforts, has agreed to serve as vice president for Advancement and director of Development for the UNT Foundation.
“Michael has done an outstanding job in the few short months he’s been focused on Advancement, and I am certain he is the right person to lead our efforts into the future,” UNT President V. Lane Rawlins said. “He is keenly aware that our students and their success is our primary focus, and that our growth as one of the nation’s top universities will both enhance our students’ experience and our service to our region.”
Monticino will work with President Rawlins, UNT’s deans and other administrators to build a stronger base of private support to help students pursue their dreams and to help the university grow stronger as the North Texas region’s largest, most comprehensive public research university.
“UNT is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational experiences to our students, supporting the cultural, social and economic vitality of the North Texas region” Monticino said. “I am committed to serving UNT to enhance the resources available for supporting our students and university in their pursuit of greatness, and expanding UNT’s engagement in the region.”
Monticino joined the UNT faculty in 1990 as a professor of mathematics. He was appointed associate dean for administrative affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2004, dean of the Toulouse Graduate School in 2009, and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2010, which is UNT’s largest college. He also is an adjunct professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
Monticino’s areas of expertise are statistical analysis, probability models, operations research and environmental modeling. He has worked with the U.S. Navy, ABC TV, the Institute for Defense Analysis, Accenture and IBM to solve a variety of analysis and operational problems.
He was founding president of the Mathematical Association of America Special Interest Group for Business Industry and Government, a link between business, industry and government mathematicians, academic mathematicians and mathematics students. He has been active in the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Visiting Lecturer Program, which promotes career opportunities for students, academics and others with analytical skills and applied mathematics skills.
Prior to joining UNT, Monticino was an associate with Daniel H. Wagner Associates, Inc., a mathematical and computer science consulting firm.
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