WHEREAS, The celebration of University of North Texas Day
  at the State Capitol on February 21, 2023, provides a welcome
  opportunity to recognize this notable institution; and
         WHEREAS, One of the largest universities in the state, UNT
  posted a record-breaking enrollment for the fourth consecutive
  year in the fall 2022 semester, with more than 44,500 students
  working toward degrees; the school's increasing enrollment
  continues to magnify its impact in the Dallas-Fort Worth area,
  where it contributes an estimated $1.65 billion to the economy
  annually; and
         WHEREAS, UNT offers a wide range of innovative,
  internationally ranked programs that not only foster students'
  academic and intellectual development but also offer leadership
  and service opportunities; its faculty members conduct
  groundbreaking research in such areas as plant science,
  materials science and engineering, and logistics, which spurs
  innovation and technological advancement in a thriving business
  corridor; many of the school's more than 476,000 alumni have gone
  on to distinguish themselves in their fields of endeavor, and
  graduates of the UNT College of Music, which is recognized as one
  of the nation's best, largest, and most comprehensive music
  departments, have received 119 Grammy Awards to date; and
         WHEREAS, In recognition of its research programs and their
  impact, UNT has been awarded the R1 classification, the highest
  rank given to research universities by the Carnegie
  Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education; the
  university has also been designated as a Minority Serving
  Institution, as well as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the
  U.S. Department of Education; committed to providing
  high-quality, affordable higher education opportunities, UNT has
  kept the cost of tuition flat for more than five years and taken
  measures to reduce student debt and to shorten the time to degree
  completion; and
         WHEREAS, Throughout its history, UNT has built a
  commendable reputation for academic excellence, research, and
  service, and it has made important contributions to the North
  Texas region and beyond; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 88th
  Legislature, hereby recognize February 21, 2023, as University
  of North Texas Day and extend sincere best wishes to the school's
  students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
  Springer, Parker
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 21, 2023.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate
         Member, Texas Senate