Tony Sanchez Named New Chief Human Resources Officer

October 06, 2022

tony sanchez headshotTony Sanchez, a veteran human resource leader, joined the University of North Texas at Dallas on September 26 as the Chief Human Resources Officer. The San Antonio native is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and a SMU alumnus with a B.A. in Corporate Communications. Sanchez returns to Dallas with a history of collaboratively implementing HR strategies to achieve goals for unified, diverse and talented work forces.

Since 1993, Sanchez worked in the healthcare sector, serving large diverse organizations. He began a higher education journey at Lamar University in January 2021.  Prior to Lamar, Sanchez served as the Vice President of Human Resources and Change Management at Prospect Medical Holdings - Nix Health System, a multi-campus Acute Care and Psychiatric Regional System in San Antonio, where the organization achieved the designation of 5 Star Quality Hospital. 

Over the past two decades, Sanchez also held senior leadership positions with National Nursing Rehab, Tenet Healthcare and HCA. “Throughout my career, I have gained experience in all areas of human resources including leadership development, employee relations, recruitment, retention, employee satisfaction and engagement,” said Sanchez.

Sanchez believes that organizations succeed more consistently when they acquire the right talent at the right time. “I am excited to join UNT Dallas and to build on our world-class faculty and staff, and create a student-centric culture that will have a lasting and immeasurable impact on our community for generations,” he said. With a focus on values and maximization of human capital, Sanchez is a welcomed addition to a growing university built on the same foundation (founded on comparable belief systems).       

“Tony Sanchez embodies all the elements of high-quality customer service and thoughtful human resource leadership,” said UNT Dallas President Bob Mong. “We could not be more pleased that he has joined us.”

Sanchez’s HR experience is a great addition to the team. “I’m excited to have someone with Tony’s strategic and operational background join the team. His personal aspirations line up nicely with the mission of UNT Dallas,” said Donna Asher, Vice Chancellor of People Equity and Culture. “I’m confident he will develop relationships that better the overall people experience and support the future growth of the organization.”