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Alfred Hurley, a native of Brooklyn, New York, was born on October 16, 1928. He graduated summa cum laude from St. John’s University in Brooklyn in 1950. In 1990, he received the President’s medal from St. John’s University.
He enlisted at the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. He earned his master’s and Ph.D. in history at Princeton University under Air Force sponsorship and received Guggenheim and Smithsonian fellowships. He would go on to have a career as an educator and administrator at the Air Force Academy. His book,
He joined UNT in 1980 as the vice president for administrative affairs. In 1982, Hurley was named president and chancellor. He was the twelfth and longest serving president of the university. He became the first full time Chancellor in 2000. Before Hurley, the president also served as the chancellor.
He was credited with the success of UNT being designated an emerging research University. He also worked to establish the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, a residential program for high school students with emphasis on research. He also established the Office of Postgraduate Fellowships in 1993. It is now the Office for Nationally Competitive Scholarships. UNT became one of Texas’s six higher education systems under Hurley. He was credited with the rise of the UNT System. He was Chancellor when the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine became the UNT Health Science Center in 1993. The UNT System Center at Dallas opened in 2000. It is now UNT Dallas, the first public university in Dallas.
He and his wife, Johanna Leahy Hurley, celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in 2013. The couple had five children. The UNT System Board of Regents named the administration building the Alfred F. and Johanna H. Hurley Administration Building to honor the contributions they had made to UNT.
After Hurley retired as Chancellor he became a professor in UNT’s Department of History from 2003-2008. He and Johanna were active in organizing the annual Military History seminar. In its 23
He continued to be involved with the university as UNT System Chancellor Emeritus and UNT President Emeritus.
[North Texan, 2013-09-30; North Texan Online, 2013; University Brand Strategy and Communications Press Release, 2013-09-16]
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President Alfred Frances Hurley Records, University of North Texas Special Collections
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This file contains correspondence concerning the Mean Green Eagles Club,; Minutes of the Souland Conference Council of Athletic Directors' Athletic budgets and scholarship information; a copy of "The Soutland Conferernce Football Guide 1982;" the "NCAA Directory 1981-1982;: and :Southwest Conference Campaign: A Five Year Plan by North Texas State University."
The documents are divided up by tabs reading: role and scope, student affairs committee, facilities committee, TCOM (Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine), and NTSU (North Texas State University).
The tabs in this folder are: Role and Scope Committee, Budget and Finance Committee. NTSU (North Texas State University), amd TCOM (Texas College of Osteopathic Medice).
There are tabs for NTSU (North Texas State University), and TCOM (Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine).
This folder includes a copy of "Merit Pay for Teachers: A Review by James F. Muro, Dean College of Education, North Texas State University," which is dated 1983-12.
This folder holds: "Report on the Management Survey for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medine Police Department" and "Office of Rresearch and Academic Grants North Texas State University: Quarterly Budget and Management Review"
This folder has black and white portrait photographs of Trammell Crow.
Two clippings were moved to oversize box 200.
Two clippings were moved to oversize materials in Box 200.
Four pages of computer printouts concerning royalty payments was moved to the oversize box 200.
A computer printout, “Vanishing premium Illustration Prepared for Alfred F. Hurley,” was moved to Box 200.
A computer printout, , “North Texas State University, Budget Summary for Month Ended May 31, 1983,” has been moved to Box 200.
A proclamation by the Mayor of Denton, Richard, O. Stewart, was moved to oversize Box 200.
North Texas 40 is a campus organization.
Also written on the folder is "1924/25 - 1937/38."
"Why NTSU Should Be Designated as One of Five Major Graduate and Research universities in Texas" and "A Proposal for the Establishment of a Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at North Texas state University" are the two proposals in the folder.
This folder holds the 1986 Membership Direcoty for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
This folder contains the "Annual Organized Research Report" for 1984.
This folder contains "A Review of Governance and Management Practices in Texas Public Higher Education."
This folder contains the "Prospectus, North Texas State University, Institutional Self-Study (1983-1985), November 15, 1983."
This clipping was removed from Box 13, folder 1.
Certificate for Honorary Life Memberships; Certificate for Faculty Senate.
Box contains a banner; vase; two coasters; football; glass orb; golden tree in plexiglass; letter opener; mariner's disk paperweight; memo/letter; metal disc in box; four paperweights; pin; plaque; plate; stand for picture; Texas shaped paperweight; Texas shaped plexiglass; and a medal.
Box contains two plaques; a certificate; letter "H'; box with lid; photograph in pastic frame; and a Truman quote.
Box contains a silver star shaped box; gavel; four medals; name plate; eight paperweights; presentation glass; stands; two tie tacs; certificate; dissertation by Alan M. Osure (1974); mural cartoon and card; and a plaque.
Box contains a gavel; name plate with stand; two plaques; certificate; three College of Osteopathic medicine discs; two clocks; framed print of building; pendant for TCOM/UNT Board of Regents (1970); and brass plates.
Box contains two certificates; documents; Texas flag; Higher Education funding file; photograph of Hurley family; presentation; Resolution from the North Texas Commission; Resolution, "The State of Texas"; Senate Resolution Number 356; Senate Proclamation Number 890, and 906; and award from GTE, 1982.
Located in cabinet next to map case at Annex
A collection of material from the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour whose expedition took place in January 22-31, 1998.
Presidential Announcement, 1/2 – TRK Stereo
Presidential Announcement, 1/4 – TRK Stereo