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Collection Overview

Title: President Neal J. Smatresk RecordsAdd to your cart.
ID: 02/02/ UP0020
Primary Creator: Smatresk, Neal J.
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Items are arranged by by series: 1) Papers and 2) Artifacts.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2015
Forms of Material: Artifacts
Paintings (visual works)
Languages: English


Papers that document Neal Smatresk's tenure as President of the University of North Texas from 2014-present.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The first series contain award certificates and the second series consists of a portrait painting of President Smatresk by Steve Ko.

Biographical Note

Neal Smatresk is UNT’s 16th president. Before joining UNT, Smatresk served as president at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for five years and as provost there for two. Previously, he worked at the University of Hawaii at Manoa from 2004 to 2007, where he was vice chancellor for academic affairs and deputy chancellor. He began his career at the University of Texas at Arlington and served there for 22 years as a professor of biology (1982-2004), chair of the department of biology (1994-1998), and the Dean of Science (1998-2004). Smatresk earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biology from Gettysburg College and SUNY Buffalo, respectively, finishing his education with a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980 and a postdoctoral position with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine from 1980-1982.

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Acquisition Source: President's Office
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: President Neal J. Smatresk Records, University of North Texas Special Collections


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  • Series 1: DocumentsAdd to your cart.

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      Barcode: 707985
    • Folder 1: Award CertificatesAdd to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      A proclamation by the mayor of the City of Denton, Chris Watts, declaring April 17, 2015 as "University Day" to honor the anniversary of UNT becoming a university.

      Two certifications from District 64 State Representative Myra Crownover makring the 125th anniversary of UNT on September 16, 2015. The accompanying letter dated November 16, 2016 identifies these as replacement certificates for previously issued ones that contained errors.

  • Series 2: ArtifactsAdd to your cart.

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