University Of North Texas Regents Could Combine Medical, Academic Schools

Monday, August 13, 2012

First the University of Texas’ governing board said it wants to establish a medical school at the Austin flagship.

Then the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved a plan to move the system’s Health Science Center, which includes a medical school, under the administration of the College Station flagship.

Now the University of North Texas System apparently wants to join the trend.

The North Texas regents on Thursday could authorize a proposal to study the possibility of combining the University of North Texas in Denton and the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth into a single academic institution. If a study is authorized, the system’s chancellor, Lee Jackson, would report back to the board by its November meeting.

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