UNT Dallas President Bob Mong met with top officials from the Mexican state of Sonora and its university, Universidad de Sonora, to discuss an international partnership. UNT Dallas has a student body that is more than 40 percent Hispanic, and most of those student are of Mexican heritage.

Mong met with Francisco de la Torre Galindo, the head of Mexico's General Consulate in Dallas, as well as Sergio Espinosa Delgado, a high-ranking official with Universidad de Sonora. De la Torre Galindo and Espinosa Delgado led a coalition as part of an introductory meeting with UNTD.

“It was an exciting meeting – the beginning of what we hope will be a fruitful, mutually-beneficial partnership,” Mong said. “Given the heritage of so many UNT Dallas students, building a relationship with a prominent university in Mexico makes sense as we expand and grow our programs.”

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto selected De la Torre Galindo, a diplomat and attorney, as General Consulate for Dallas in 2016. The Dallas post is considered one of the five busiest Mexican consulates in the U.S.