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UNT Dallas hires new Chief of Staff

Dr. Macario Hernandez

The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) has named Dr. Macario Hernandez as its first Chief of Staff. Dr. Hernandez was selected as the top candidate for the position after a nationwide search. He began the newly created cabinet position on July 27 and has joined the UNT Dallas leadership team, reporting directly to University President Bob Mong.

Dr. Hernandez joined the university after spending more than 20 years as a bilingual teacher and school administrator, supporting the educational needs of K-12 students in Dallas ISD. He most recently served as principal at Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School (Garza), where he led the campus to nationwide accolades including the National Title-I Distinguished School Award in 2018 and the National Blue-Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education in 2021.

In this new role, Hernandez will serve as a key strategist representing the President in critical support roles, while focusing on local, political, school district and legislative initiatives. He also will be involved in university decision-making, administrative operations and the highest-priority work of the university.

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