The Aerie, Yearbook of University of North Texas, 1990 Page: 29
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While waiting to go to the Convoca-
tion Dinner in the Golden Eagle
Suite, Walt Parker talks to two
guests. Photo by Daniel Gibson
replied, "I have known Dr. Hurley
for a number of years, and I was
enthusiastic about his ideas for
change and his potential." When
Parker was not working as vice-
president, he served as an observer
for the NFL, whom he had worked
with for over 30 years.
This was Phil Diebel's seventh
year at NT, as the university's
Vice-President for Fiscal Affairs.
His job was a tricky one, as he was
responsible for almost all expendi-
tures that took place within the
university. He was also expected to
oversee housing, dining services,
all aspects of the University Union
- including programming and
computer applications. He referred
to his position as "The greatest job in the
world," because it allowed him the oppor-
tunity to work closely with the students and
the university as a whole. As far as the next
100 years of NT were concerned, Diebel
believed our goal should be to "improve
what is already an exceptional product - to
build upon what we've developed to this
Dr. James Muro, Vice-President for De-
velopment, came to NT in 1977 and served
as the Dean of the School of Education. In
1985 he became the first Vice-President for
Development. In that position, his main
responsibility was fundraising for the uni-
versity - he solicited the support of private
foundations, businesses, and alumni
(through the phonathon), but he didn't see
fundraising as a one-dimensional job. "I
like to think of fundraising more as 'Frien-
draising'," said Muro. For the Centen-
nial, Muro and his staff kicked off a
tremendous fundraising drive - Muro
was doing his part to make sure that, in
his own words, "North Texas will be the
major institution in this state."
Celebrating a year dedicated to the
looking back at NT's history, the vice-
presidents were faced with the task of
making the next 100 years as successful
as the last. - by Steve Anisman
As Vice-President for Fiscal Affairs,
one of Phil Diebel's main responsibil-
ities was to balance the school's budget.
Photo by Daniel Gibson
The Centennial year was an especially
busy one for Dr. James Muro, who was
responsible for fundraising. Photo by
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