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, a Director may be asked to serve as a non-voting Advisory Director on a committee or become an Emeritus Director and honored for their service. The Board of Directors meets quarterly in March, May, August, 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 Governance sub-committee, Committee on Directors, 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 Executives

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

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

C. DAN SMITH - Secretary
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

TIM DWIGHT - Treasurer
Foundation/CEO
SpringVest Wealth Management
Fort Worth, Texas

Foundation Board Directors

AIDA BABALOLA
Legal Director
Pepsico
Dallas, Texas
UNT Grad, '07 - Political Science

BRAD BOURLAND
President, CEO
Diesslin Group, Inc.
Fort Worth, Texas

MICHAEL BURGESS
U.S. Congressman for the 26th District of TX
Lake Dallas, Texas
UNT Grad, '72 - Biology; '74 - MS Psychology

CATHY BRYCE
Investment Banker
BOK Financial Services
Argyle, Texas
UNT Grad, '91 - Ed.D Education Administration
2015 Outstanding Alum Service Award

RAYMOND (TREY) CRAWFORD, III
Financial Representative
Northwestern Mutual
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '89 - Finance

JIM FINCHER
James Bert Fincher, C.P.A.
Carrollton, Texas
UNT Grad, '69 - Accounting

JONATHON FITE
Managing Partner
KMF Investments Management LLC Denton, Texas

DAVID GLASSCOCK
Sr. Vice President of Capital Markets Group
CBRE
Dallas, Texas
UNT Grad, '78 Biology

DIANN HUBER
Founder/President
iteachU.S.
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '76 - MBA; '01 - Ph.D. Education Biology

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

BEN JOYNER
Retired Sr. Vice President
Meridian Bank Texas
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '74 - Finance; '76 - MBA
2016 Ulys Knight Spirit Award

AARON JUNK
Director, Advisory Services Group
Hartford Funds
Dallas, Texas

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

JIM MCNATT
President
The McNatt Group
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '66 - Business
2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

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

RANDY ROBASON
Chief Executive Officer
Freedom Family L.P.
Dallas, Texas
UNT '71 -'72

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

GAYLE STRANGE
President
Axiom Commercial Co., Ltd.
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '67 - English
2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

JACK WALL
Retired Executive Vice President
Eppler, Guerin and Turner
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '64 - Marketing

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Foundation Advisory Directors

R.L. CRAWFORD
Sr. Financial Representative
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '63 - Mathematics

JERRY DICKENSONL
Retired
Robert Dedman Chair in Club Management, UNT
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '61 - Accounting
UNT Distinguished Alumnus Award 1990

BOB KIMMEL
President, CEO
Davis H. Elliot Co.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
UNT Grad, '61 - Accounting

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

JERRY PINKERTON
Retired Controller
Texas Utilities
Dallas, Texas
UNT Grad, '62 - Accounting
UNT Distinguished Alumnus 2005
UNT Outstanding Alumj , Accounting 1999

HARVEY ZIMMERMANN
UNT Professor, Accounting
Denton, Texas
UNT Grad, '70 - Accounting; '73 MBA
Outstanding Alumnus Service Award 2008
UNT Outstanding Alum , Accounting 2002

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