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.
  • Development - The Development Committee works closely with the UNT Division of Advancement and is responsible for ensuring the operation of a vigorous and appropriate fundraising program for the University.
  • 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.
  • 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

BOB KIMMEL - ChairPresident, CEODavis H. Elliot Co.Tulsa, OklahomaUNT Grad, '61 - Accounting, Harvard Business School, Program for Management Development '82, UNT Alumni Association Board

C. DAN SMITH - Vice ChairPresident/Owner Smith Exploration, LLPPlano, TexasUNT Grad, '62 - Marketing, Geezel Member, UNT Distinguished Alumnus Award 2001, UNT Athletics Green Glory Award 1995, Former UNT Board of Regents - Chairman

RANDY D. ROBASON - SecretaryNational PartnerGrant Thornton, LLPDallas, TexasUNT 1971-72, UT Graudate 73-74 - Accounting, Texas Tech Grad, 74-77, JD, MBA

JIM FINCHER - TreasurerDirector, Board ChairBurch, Fincher & CompanyDallas, TexasUNT Grad, '69 - Accounting

BRADLEY BOURLANDPresident, COODiesslin & AssociatesFort Worth, Texas

TREY CRAWFORDFinancial RepresentativeNorthwestern MutualDenton, TexasUNT Grad, '89 - Finance

MYRA CROWNOVERState RepresentativeHouse District 64Denton, Texas

MELISA DENISPartnerKPMG LLPDallas, TexasUNT Grad, '86 - Accounting

TIMOTHY L. DWIGHTVice President, Wealth ManagerTrue North Advisors, LLCDallas, Texas

JANE GILDAYManaging DirectorBarrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLCDallas, Texas

SAM GOLDENManaging DirectorAlvarez & Marsal, LLCHouston, TexasUNT Grad, '74 - Finance, UNT Distinguished Alumnus 2013

RICHARD GONZALEZCEOCrescent Group, Inc.Addison, TexasUNT Grad, '90 - Finance, President's Citation 2006

MARK P. HURLEYPresident & CEOFiduciary NetworkDallas, Texas

HARRY JOEAttorneyJMO Firm, PLLCDallas, TexasUNT Grad, '70 - Geography 

DR. DELVA KINGVice PresidentThe King Group, Inc.Dallas, TexasUNT Grad, '72 - Psychology, Outstanding Alumnus Service Award 1998, President's Citation 2010

BILL LIVELYRetired Sr. Vice PresidentNational Geographic SocietyDallas, TexasUNT Grad, '70 MME Music Education, Distinguished Alum Award 2009

DON LOVELACEPresident, CEOLily of the DesertDenton, Texas

BOB SHERMANRetired President/COOFirst Colonial BanksharesDenton, TexasUNT Green Glory Award 2002, Lifetime member UNT President's Council

DREW SPRINGER, SR.OwnerSpringer Financial ServicesWeatherford, TexasUNT Grad, '66 - Accounting, Outstanding Alumnus Award 2004

GAYLE W. STRANGEOwnerTremont ConstructionAxiom CommercialDenton, TexasUNT 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 TRACHTACPAGoldin, Peiser & Peiser, LLPDallas, TexasUNT Grad, '68 - Accounting

JACK WALLRetired Sr. Vice PresidentPain WebberDallas, TexasUNT Grad, 64 - Marketing, '66 English, Previous UNT System Regent Chair, Life Member of President's Council

LAURA WRIGHTRetired Sr. Vice President Finance & CFOSouthwest AirlinesDallas, TexasUNT Grad, '82 - Accounting, COB Advisory Board

MIKE R. BOWLIN - EmeritusRetired Chairman, CEOARCOWeatherford, TexasUNT Grad, '68 - Business, UNT Distinguished Alumnus Award 1993

FRANK D. BRACKEN - EmeritusRetired President, COOHaggar Clothing Co.Dallas, TexasUNT Grad, '63 - Business, UNT Distinguished Alumnus 1995

DR. EULINE BROCK - EmeritusRetired Mayor, City of DentonRetired ProfessorDenton, TexasUNT Grad, '74 - History, Green Glory Award 1998, UNT Distinguished Alumnus Award 2002, Wings of Eagles Lifetime Achievement Award 2008

HARRY J. BROWNLEE - EmeritusRetired Senior Vice PresidentCompass InsuranceDallas, TexasUNT Grad, '65 - Banking and Finance, President's Citation 1998, Distinguished Alumnus Award 2001

DR. JUDITH CARRIER - EmeritusPresident EmeritusTarrant County College SEFort Worth, TexasUNT Grad, '66 - Education, UNT Distinguished Alumnus 1999, UNT Outstanding Service Award 1989

R. L. CRAWFORD JR. - EmeritusSenior Financial RepresentativeNorthwestern Mutual Financial NetworkLewisville, TexasUNT Grad, '63 - Mathematics, Former UNT Regent, Geezel Member, President's citation 1996

C. DEAN DAVIS - EmeritusFounder andSenior Managing ShareholderDavis Fuller Jackson KeeneAustin, TexasUNT Grad, '53 - Political Science, Former UNT Board of Regents, Distinguished Alumnus Award 1990, Generations of Excellence Award 2013

JERRY DICKENSON - EmeritusRobert Dedman Chair In Club Management, UNTDenton, TexasUNT Grad, '61 - Accounting, UNT Distinguished Alumnus Award 1990

THOMAS E. MUIR - EmeritusCPA, CFPCultivar Capital, Inc.Denton, TexasUNT Grad, '93 - Accounting

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

DONALD R. PARKS - EmeritusConsulting and InvestmentsFlower Mound, TexasUNT Grad, '67 - Economics & Business

JERRY W. PINKERTON - EmeritusRetired ControllerTexas UtilitiesDallas, TexasUNT Grad, '62 - Accounting, UNT Distinguished Alumnus 2005, UNT COBA Hall of Honor, UNT Outstanding Alumnus, COBA Advisory Board

EDWARD V. SMITH, III - EmeritusSenior PartnerSmith & Stephens, P.C., LLPDallas, TexasUNT 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 - EmeritusWright & Associates, P.C.Grand Prairie, TexasUNT Grad, '51 - Government, President's Citation 1993, Former State Representative

HARVEY L. ZIMMERMANN - EmeritusExecutive Director Institute of Petroleum Accounting, UNTDallas, TexasUNT 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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