Neal Smatresk: The TT Interview

In the roughly six weeks that Neal Smatresk has served as president of the University of North Texas, he has encountered some notable challenges and has already made a distinctive mark on the institution.

On Thursday, the University of North Texas System regents approved his institution’s proposal for a unique approach to guaranteed tuition.

Because of a law passed in 2013, every public university must offer incoming students the option of a four-year, fixed-rate tuition starting this fall. Across the state, higher education system boards have been approving these new payment plans. But UNT’s optional plan, which it ...

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