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Dr. Betty Hill Stewart is UNT Dallas’ provost, executive vice president for academic affairs, and tenured chemistry professor. She has served in her role since the spring of 2017.

A graduate of Mississippi State University (BS) and Carnegie-Mellon University (PhD), Dr. Stewart has amassed several noteworthy accolades for her work. In 2015, she was named an honorary member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. She was named Chemistry Professor of the Year in 2008 at Midwestern State University, and was a Professor of the Year nominee in 2006 for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. In 2005, Stewart received the Woman of Achievement Award from the American Association for University Women’s Texoma Chapter.

Dr. Stewart’s leadership in higher education has been recognized nationwide. She was selected to attend numerous leadership training programs including the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Millennium Leadership Initiative; Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, Management Development Program; Bryn Mawr College and HERS, Mid-America, Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration; and the Project Kaleidoscope Leadership Institute. Currently, she serves as a member of the HERS Alumnae STEM Advisory Group.

Prior to her time with UNT Dallas, Dr. Stewart served as provost for Midwestern State University (MSU), where a science lab was named in her honor. At MSU, Stewart’s accomplishments were numerous. She implemented new core curriculum standards, new academic programs, Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) accreditation, and launched a quality enhancement plan. She started a summer research program that paired students with professors, helped institute a mechanical engineering program and oversaw the construction of a new building on campus. She also served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL; as a dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Midwestern State University; and as department chair and professor of chemistry at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

Most importantly, at UNT Dallas as well as at her prior institutions, Dr. Stewart cares about her team of faculty, strives for what is best for her students, and is an academic leader worthy of respect.