Chancellor Lee Jackson addresses the audience at UNT Dallas' enrollment celebration.

UNT Dallas President Bob Mong hosted a university town hall and enrollment celebration October 6, 2017, celebrating the university’s many achievements in 2017, and looking ahead to projects planned for the coming year.

During the Town Hall, President Mong discussed current building projects including the Student Center, and café in Building One, and the university’s proposed building projects including additional academic buildings, a second residence hall, an event center, and additional parking.

Following the Town Hall, faculty, staff, and students gathered to celebrate the university’s record enrollment and retention. Remarks were provided by President Mong, Stephanie Holley, Vice President of Student Access and Success, special guest and ESPN commentator Stephen Howard, and UNT System Chancellor Lee Jackson. The event also marked the end of Chancellor Jackson’s remarkable career as UNT System Chancellor as he enters retirement.

This was the university’s second consecutive year with record enrollment, with more than 3,500 students choosing to attend UNT Dallas. This year also marked record retention levels at 77 percent (an 11 percent increase from Fall 2016).

“Achieving this enrollment goal was the result of a tremendous team effort,” Holley said. “Thank you to everyone who made the extra effort to make sure every interested student had a place here at UNT Dallas. I’m proud of our university, and excited for what lies ahead.”

UNT Dallas’ record enrollment and retention puts the university one step closer to reaching its greater goal of 5,000 students by 2020.