88R12278 BK-D
  By: Springer, Parker S.R. No. 192
         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 88th Texas 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.