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UNT administrator chosen for national Fellows program

The University of North Texas is pleased to announce that Brandi Renton, UNT’s associate vice president for Administrative Services, has been selected by the National Association of College and University Business Officers as a 2018 NACUBO Fellow.

“I am deeply honored to have been selected as a fellow this year and have a chance to learn alongside my peers from the nation’s top colleges and universities,” said Renton. “This opportunity will allow me to expand my business and finance knowledge related to higher education. I want to use this experience as a way to support both my career development and UNT.”

 Renton leads the administrative services team of business process analysts, a trainer, a communications strategist and a policy manager in developing proactive solutions for UNT and the university’s Division of Finance and Administration. She and her team work with Toyota, adapting the car manufacturer’s lean process techniques to address issues at the university. Renton, who was the UNT campus human resources director prior to her role with administrative services, currently also serves as the UNT System’s interim chief human capital officer.

“I am thankful to Vice President for Finance and Administration Bob Brown for nominating me,” Renton said. “His support of my participation in the fellows program is a reflection of his belief in the importance of developing and maintaining employees’ leadership skills and professional growth.”

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UNT-Toyota project wins Best Practices Grand Finalist award

SACUBO Best Practices Grand Finalist award photo with Julie Parrish of SACUBO, Scott Porter of Toyota, Brandi Renton of UNT, and LaShell Cameron and Ronda Reece of SACUBO.The University of North Texas continues to work with Toyota’s Production System Support Center to find ways to identify and solve issues using efficient practices. Each month, groups of staff and faculty members from the university meet with a Toyota representative to walk through ways that lean processes can be used to better UNT practices.

The UNT-Toyota work recently won a national Best Practices Grand Finalist Award from the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO). The 2018 annual meeting at the Omni Fort Worth recognized the work done on UNT’s faculty onboarding process. The onboarding process ensures that new faculty have all resources made available to them in a timely manner and helps acquaint them with the university. In selecting the project as the Grand Finalist, the SACUBO judges noted that UNT’s work with Toyota on faculty onboarding resulted in “a seamless transition, a customer-focused approach to the overall process, and overwhelmingly positive feedback from the incoming faculty members.” 

Pictured from left, Julie Parrish of Medical University of South Carolina; Scott Porter of Toyota Production System Support Center; Brandi Renton of the University of North Texas; LaShell Cameron of the University of Alabama at Birmingham; and Ronda Reece of Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City. Parrish, Cameron and Reece are members of the Best Practices Committee for the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO).

Archived stories from 2017

AITS IT Manager Alan Garrison graduates from Supervisory Building Blocks

UNT Facilities team wins award for Child Development Lab project

Business Development Director receives recognition for community support

UNT track & field, soccer complex aiming for summer 2018 completion

UNT Police captain graduates from FBI National Academy