Board of Directors

As a 501(c)(3) organization, the UNT Foundation is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Directors composed of up to thirty-five volunteer professional and business leaders—many of whom are UNT alumni, and all of whom have a great love for the University, its students, faculty, and programs. After a maximum of twelve years' service, Directors may elect to remain associated with the work of the Foundation as non-voting Directors Emeriti. The Board of Directors meets quarterly in March, June, September, and December. Each Director also serves on at least one of six standing committees which are dedicated to various aspects of the Foundation's operation. The Executive Committee is composed of the four officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer) and the chairs of the six standing committees. The strength of the UNT Foundation is in the high quality of its Board.

Standing Committees

  • Audit - The primary responsibility of the Audit Committee is to provide oversight of the Foundation's financial practices, internal controls, financial management, and standards of conduct.
  • Budget - The responsibilities of the Budget Committee primarily involve overseeing current financial operations and results, and ensuring that a viable long-range financial plan is in place or is being developed.
  • Governance - The objective of the Governance Committee is to assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling its responsibilities by developing, recommending, monitoring, and periodically reviewing the governance policies and practices of the Board, which includes the By-Laws of the Foundation. The Committee also is involved in recruiting new Board Members and ensuring that each member is equipped with the proper tools and motivation to carry out his or her responsibilities.
  • Investment - The Investment Committee has important governance responsibilities in assuring the successful management of endowment and other institutional pools of capital. The Board, acting through the Investment Committee, shoulders governance responsibility of investments, primarily setting policies and providing oversight. The Committee works closely with staff and professional advisors to review and analyze investment allocation, performance, and reporting.
  • Personnel - The Personnel Committee assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its responsibilities by developing, recommending, monitoring and reviewing the personnel policies updates, proposed benefits changes and the legal/regulatory workplace requirements of the Foundation staff.
  • Trust Management & Real Estate - The Committee's responsibility is to oversee the successful and prudent operation of Charitable Trusts, Gift Annuities, and Estates, and to manage these assets to facilitate the increase in number and size of gift arrangements. The Committee also works closely with staff to analyze and evaluate potential gifts or transactions of real estate for the benefit of the Foundation and the University.

Each committee meets quarterly, as does the entire Board. The Directors of the UNT Foundation make significant investments of time and talent, as well as treasure, to the benefit of the University, its students, and faculty.

Foundation Board Members

C. DAN SMITH - Chair
President/Owner
Smith Exploration, LLP
Plano, Texas
UNT Grad, '62 - Marketing, Geezel Member, UNT Distinguished Alumnus Award 2001, UNT Athletics Green Glory Award 1995, Former UNT Board of Regents - Chairman

BOB SHERMAN - Vice Chair
Retired President/COO
First Colonial Bankshares
Denton, Texas
UNT Green Glory Award 2002, Lifetime member UNT President's Council

BOB KIMMEL - Secretary
President, CEO
Davis H. Elliot Co.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
UNT Grad, '61 - Accounting, Harvard Business School, Program for Management Development '82, UNT Alumni Association Board

JIM FINCHER - Treasurer
Director, Board Chair
James Bert Fincher, CPA
Carrollton, Texas
UNT Grad, '69 - Accounting

BRADLEY BOURLAND
President, COO
Diesslin Group, Inc.
Fort Worth, Texas

CATHY BRYCE
Investment Banker
BOK Financial Services
Argyle, Texas

TREY CRAWFORD
Financial Representative
Northwestern Mutual
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '89 - Finance

TIMOTHY L. DWIGHT
Founder, CEO
SpringVest Wealth Management
Fort Worth, Texas

DAVID GLASSCOCK
Sr. Vice President
CBRE Group, Inc.
Dallas, Texas
UNT Grad, '78 - Biology

RICHARD GONZALEZ
CEO
Crescent Group, Inc.
Addison, Texas
UNT Grad, '90 - Finance, President's Citation 2006

MARK P. HURLEY
President & CEO
Fiduciary Network
Dallas, Texas

BEN JOYNER
Sr. Vice President
Meridian Bank Texas
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '74 - Finance, '76 - MBA 

DR. DELVA KING
Vice President
The King Group, Inc.
Dallas, Texas
UNT Grad, '72 - Psychology, Outstanding Alumnus Service Award 1998, President's Citation 2010

DON LOVELACE
President, CEO
Lily of the Desert
Denton, Texas

JAMES MCNATT
President
The McNatt Companies.
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '66 - Business

THOMAS E. MUIR
CPA, CFP
Cultivar Capital, Inc.
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '93 - Accounting

SANDY SANFORD
Investment Advisor
McLane Group
Temple, Texas
UNT Grad, '64 - Business

DREW SPRINGER, SR.
Owner
Springer Financial Services
Weatherford, Texas
UNT Grad, '66 - Accounting, Outstanding Alumnus Award 2004

GAYLE W. STRANGE
Owner
Tremont Construction
Axiom Commercial
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '67 - English, Outstanding Alumnus Service Award 2006, Former member UNT Board of Regents, Lifetime Member UNT Alumni Association, Lifetime Member UNT President's Council

BOB TRACHTA
CPA
Dallas, Texas
UNT Grad, '68 - Accounting

JACK WALL
Retired Exec. Vice President
Eppler, Guerin and Turner
Dallas, Texas
UNT Grad, 64 - Marketing, '66 English, Previous UNT System Regent Chair, Life Member of President's Council

AIDA WONDWESSEN
Attorney
Pepsico
Dallas, Texas
UNT Grad, '07 - Political Science

MIKE R. BOWLIN - Emeritus
Retired Chairman, CEO
ARCO
Weatherford, Texas
UNT Grad, '68 - Business, UNT Distinguished Alumnus Award 1993

FRANK D. BRACKEN - Emeritus
Retired President, COO
Haggar Clothing Co.
Dallas, Texas
UNT Grad, '63 - Business, UNT Distinguished Alumnus 1995

DR. EULINE BROCK - Emeritus
Retired Mayor, City of Denton
Retired Professor
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '74 - History, Green Glory Award 1998, UNT Distinguished Alumnus Award 2002, Wings of Eagles Lifetime Achievement Award 2008

HARRY J. BROWNLEE - Emeritus
Retired Senior Vice President
Compass Insurance
Dallas, Texas
UNT Grad, '65 - Banking and Finance, President's Citation 1998, Distinguished Alumnus Award 2001

DR. JUDITH CARRIER - Emeritus
President Emeritus
Tarrant County College SE
Fort Worth, Texas
UNT Grad, '66 - Education, UNT Distinguished Alumnus 1999, UNT Outstanding Service Award 1989

R. L. CRAWFORD JR. - Emeritus
Senior Financial Representative
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Lewisville, Texas
UNT Grad, '63 - Mathematics, Former UNT Regent, Geezel Member, President's citation 1996

MYRA CROWNOVER
State Representative
House District 64
Denton, Texas

C. DEAN DAVIS - Emeritus
Founder and
Senior Managing Shareholder
Davis Fuller Jackson Keene
Austin, Texas
UNT Grad, '53 - Political Science, Former UNT Board of Regents, Distinguished Alumnus Award 1990, Generations of Excellence Award 2013

JERRY DICKENSON - Emeritus
Robert Dedman Chair In Club Management, UNT
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '61 - Accounting, UNT Distinguished Alumnus Award 1990

SAM GOLDEN - Emeritus
Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal, LLC
Houston, Texas
UNT Grad, '74 - Finance, UNT Distinguished Alumnus 2013

HARRY JOE - Emeritus
Attorney
JMO Firm, PLLC
Dallas, Texas
UNT Grad, '70 - Geography 

KEN NEWMAN - Emeritus
Retired CEO; Horizon Health Group, Inc.
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '66 - Business, Green Glory Award 1986, President's Citation 1994, Distniguished Alum Award 1997

DONALD R. PARKS - Emeritus
Consulting and Investments
Flower Mound, Texas
UNT Grad, '67 - Economics & Business

JERRY W. PINKERTON - Emeritus
Retired Controller
Texas Utilities
Dallas, Texas
UNT Grad, '62 - Accounting, UNT Distinguished Alumnus 2005, UNT COBA Hall of Honor, UNT Outstanding Alumnus, COBA Advisory Board

EDWARD V. SMITH, III - Emeritus
Senior Partner
Smith & Stephens, P.C., LLP
Dallas, Texas
UNT Grad, '60 - Political Science, Former UNT Alumni Association President, Former UNT Regent, Outstanding Alumnus Service Award 1975, President's Citation 1988, Distinguished Alumnus Award 1992

JOHN R. WRIGHT - Emeritus
Wright & Associates, P.C.
Grand Prairie, Texas
UNT Grad, '51 - Government, President's Citation 1993, Former State Representative

HARVEY L. ZIMMERMANN - Emeritus
Executive Director Institute of Petroleum Accounting, UNT
Dallas, Texas
UNT Grad, '73 - Accounting, Outstanding Alumnus Service Award 2008, UNT Outstanding Alumnus 2002, UNT Accounting Advisory Board, UNT Sigma Phi Epsilon member

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