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of North Texas
A complete list of organized
research and service units can
be found on the web at
www. unt. edu/resource.
Bill J. Priest Center
for Community College
Projections show that one-third of
all community college educators will
retire within the next five years, but
student enrollment continues to
increase. To address this issue, the
UNT College of Education estab-
lished the Bill J. Priest Center for
Community College Education
through the Department of Counsel-
ing, Development and Higher Educa-
tion in 1999. The center prepares
graduate students for leadership
positions as administrators or faculty
members in community colleges.
A $1 million gift from Dallas busi-
nessman and UNT alumnus Don A.
Buchholz, who served for 18 years as
a member of the Dallas County Com-
munity College Board of Trustees,
created the center. Its namesake, Bill
J. Priest, was the founding chancellor
of the seven-campus Dallas County
Community College District system.
Besides preparing students for
teaching and administration, the cen-
ter conducts research on community
college policy and administrative
issues. It builds upon existing College
of Education initiatives such as the
Community College Journal of Research
and Practice, which has been edited at
the college for more than 20 years,
and the North Texas Community Col-
lege Consortium, which includes
community colleges throughout the
Stephen Katsinas, Ph.D., is the Don
A. Buchholz Chair in Higher Educa-
tion and director of the center. For
more information, visit the center's
web site at www.unt.edu/highered/
Priest or call (940) 565-2045.
Center for Schenkerian
The Center for Schenkerian Studies
- the first of its kind in the world -
was established at the UNT College
of Music in 2001 with the donation of
the Reinhard Oppel Memorial Collec-
tion. The center promotes music the-
ory and is working to resurrect the
music of renowned 20th-century
music theorist Heinrich Schenker and
Although the center focuses on
Schenkerian theory, it also sponsors
research, teaching activities and
events in other areas of music theory,
the history of music theory and the
history of musical culture in pre-
Dedicated faculty members of the University of North Texas
System institutions are contributing to the system's stature as a
premier educational, intellectual, research and cultural resource
for the North Texas region. The faculty members pictured here
are a few among hundreds who have made significant
advancements in research, scholarship and the arts.
Miguel Acevedo, Ph.D.
IUNT professor of geography
With funding from the National Sci-
ence Foundation and other sponsors
Acevedo and collaborators link infor-
mation from real-time sensors, satel-
lites and geographic information
systems to computer simulations of
ecosystems. The results are used to
analyze changes in water quality in
reservoirs and in habitat and land
use in tropical rainforests.
Stephen Katsinas, second from right, talks with doctoral students in education. He
directs the Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education.
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