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                        POSITION SPECIFICATION

             Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs
                                 and
                       President, UNT Health
                                              Prepared by:

                                       Carson F. Dye, FACHE

                                              Witt/Kieffer
                                              June 2012

      This position specification is intended to provide information about the University of North Texas Health
Science Center at Fort Worth and the position of EVP for Clinical Affairs, and President, UNT Health. It is
                      designed to assist qualified candidates in assessing their interest.
ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW


University of North Texas Health Science Center

The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is one of the nation’s
distinguished graduate academic health science centers, dedicated to education, research, clinical
care and community engagement. In the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District on a 33-acre
campus, the UNTHSC includes:

       The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM)
       Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
       School of Public Health
       School of Health Professions, which includes the Physician Assistant Studies and
       Physical Therapy programs
       College of Pharmacy
       Health Institutes of Texas—nine multi-disciplinary research Centers and Institutes
       UNT Health, a 230-clinical provider faculty group practice

UNT Health Science Center Organizational History

TCOM accepted its first students in 1970. In 1972, TCOM, then a privately funded school,
contracted with North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) in nearby
Denton to teach basic science courses to first- and second-year medical students. TCOM's first
graduating class of 18 received doctor of osteopathy (D.O.) degrees in 1974. In 1975, TCOM
became a state-supported Medical School (separate from the university) under the jurisdiction of
the North Texas Board of Regents.

In response to TCOM's remarkable growth and its achievements in health care and science, the
Texas Legislature re-designated the medical school as a health science center in 1993. TCOM
became the cornerstone component, retaining its osteopathic identity and focus.

TCOM is Texas' only College of Osteopathic Medicine and one of only 28 in the nation.
Roughly 65 percent of the more than 3,000 physicians it has trained practice primary care, such
as family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics. Other graduates
have chosen specialties from aerospace medicine to heart transplant surgery.

In 1997, the first students matriculated into the Physician Assistant Studies Program. In 2007,
the UNT System Board of Regents voted to designate the program, making it its own department
and in 2008, it moved into the School of Health Professions. The School of Health Professions
is now home to our Physician Assistant Studies Program and the new Physical Therapy Program
established in 2010.

With the establishment of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 1993, the name of the
institution was changed to the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.


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The School of Public Health was established in 1997. In 1999, UNTHSC became a part of the
University of North Texas System.

In 2011, House Bill 4, Section 35, of the state of Texas 82nd Texas Legislature authorized the
establishment of the UNT System (UNTS) College of Pharmacy, offering the standard pharmacy
curriculum leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. The UNT System includes UNT
Denton, UNT Dallas, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC).
Pre-pharmacy curricula will be offered at UNT Denton and UNT Dallas. The PharmD
curriculum will be delivered on the UNTHSC campus, and UNTHSC, which currently confers
professional and graduate doctorate degrees, will be the degree-conferring institution.

The UNTHSC is home to the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library, where virtually the entire
wealth of the world's current medical knowledge is accessible to the public seven days a week
through sophisticated information search networks and computer databases.

Faculty members of UNTHSC constitute UNT Health, one of Tarrant County's largest multi-
specialty medical group practices. In 2005, the group doubled in size to more than 160 doctors
with the addition of the North Texas Medical Group physicians to its faculty. UNT Health had
nearly 600,000 patient encounters for everything from prenatal visits to geriatric care. The
group's doctors practice in 29 medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties, including
allergy/immunology, family practice, internal medicine, cardiology, geriatrics, pulmonary
medicine, gastroenterology, sleep medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, urogynecology,
gynecologic oncology, maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility,
pediatrics, psychiatry, orthopedic surgery, osteopathic manipulative medicine, sports medicine,
and dermatology.

In keeping with its commitment to research, the UNTHSC has several active research institutes
and centers that fall under the umbrella of the Health Institutes of Texas — the Institute for
Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Research, the Institute for Cancer Research, the Cardiovascular
Research Institute, the North Texas Eye Research Institute, the Center for Commercialization of
Fluorescence Technologies, the Focused on Resources for her Health Education & Research
Center; the Texas Prevention Institute, and the Institute for Applied Genetics. The UNTHSC is
also home to the national Osteopathic Research Center.

The UNTHSC also serves as home to several National Institutes of Health-funded programs,
including the Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research on Health
Disparities and Training (EXPORT). The UNTHSC had a 60% growth in research funding over
a four-year period — the highest of all the health science centers in Texas. For 2006, the
UNTHSC came in at over 194% in its federal-to-state-funding ratio.

Through the Office of Clinical Trials, faculty physicians participate in some 20 clinical research
projects, seeking improved treatments for such disorders as high blood pressure, migraines,
ulcers, arthritis and diabetes.

The UNT Center for Human Identification's DNA database is housed at the UNTHSC, and it is
one of only three DNA labs in the United States dedicated to identifying the remains of missing

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persons on behalf of the FBI. The DNA database receives federal funding to analyze DNA
samples from both unidentified remains as well as reference samples submitted by family
members of missing persons to law enforcement agencies nationwide.

The UNTHSC is also the site of TECH Fort Worth, a business incubator designed to create
alliances between innovators in the biotechnology field and businesses and investors who can
help not only bring the research brought to them to fruition, but also provide valuable economic
development opportunities to Fort Worth.

The UNTHSC proudly serves the community through a variety of community and school
outreach programs. For example, the UNTHSC co-founded the annual Hispanic Wellness Fair in
1999, which provided free health screenings and information to more than 5,000 people in 2011,
and founded the annual Cowtown Marathon in 1979, which had over 25,000 runners this year.
The UNTHSC also participates in many educational, outreach, and mentoring programs that
bring students and teachers onto campus each summer and throughout the year.

UNTHSC Overview

Founded: TCOM was founded in 1970 as the nation's seventh osteopathic medical school and
the state’s eighth medical school.

National Rankings and Awards:

       Top 50 Medical School for Primary Care Medicine by U.S. News & World Report (2001-
       present), 35th in 2012
       Top 50 Medical School for Family Medicine by U.S. News & World Report (2010, 2011,
       2013), 16th in 2012
       Top 50 Medical School for Geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report (2011-present), 15th
       in 2012
       Top 50 Physician Assistant Studies program by U.S. News & World Report (2003-
       present), 38th in 2011
       Top 20 'Medical School for Hispanics' by Hispanic Business Magazine (2005, 2007,
       2008, and 2009)

Governing Body:
The University of North Texas Health Science Center is governed by the University of North
Texas System Board of Regents, and is a state-supported institution.

Degrees Offered:

       Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
       Dual DO/Master of Public Health (MPH)
       Dual DO/Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
       Dual DO/Master of Science (MS)
       Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
       Master of Public Health (MPH)

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       Master of Health Administration (MHA)
       Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
       Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (PhD)
       Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Nursing (in partnership with University of
       Texas at Arlington) Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MS)
       Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences (PhD)
       Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
       Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) - upon the opening of the new College of Pharmacy in
       Fall 2013

Enrollment: 1,760 students including 800 osteopathic medical students and 200 physician
assistant students and over 70 physical therapy students. It is expected that the campus will grow
to over 1900 students this fall and approximately 2900 students in the next five years.

Campus: Our 33-acre campus, with 1.4 million square feet of facilities, is located in Fort
Worth's Cultural District and immediately adjacent to several museums (Amon Carter Museum
of American Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Modern
Art Museum of Fort Worth, National Cowgirl Museum, and others) and the Will Rogers
Coliseum. The Health Science Center has a $220 million annual budget and adds approximately
$600 million into Fort Worth's economy annually. The Health Science Center campus houses
lecture halls, training rooms, patient care facilities, and research labs. There are also 11 primary
care physician practice locations throughout Tarrant County.

Faculty: The UNTHSC has a combined faculty of more than 400, a staff of 1,350 and over 800
part-time and adjunct faculty.

Hospital Affiliates: Through UNT Health, faculty members handle approximately nearly
600,000 patient encounters annually in area hospitals and clinics.

       John Peter Smith Hospital
       Bay Area Corpus Christi Medical Center
       Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital
       Dallas Methodist Hospital
       Driscoll Children's Hospital
       Methodist Charlton Medical Center
       Texas Health Harris Methodist - Fort Worth
       San Jacinto Methodist Hospital
       Plaza Medical Center
       Dallas Regional Medical Center
       William Beaumont Army Medical Center
       Terrell State Hospital
       University of Texas Health Center at Tyler
       Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Permian Basin




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Research, Clinical Care, and Community Support: The Five-Year Strategic Plan calls for a
doubling in program revenues over the next five years, with these baselines as starting points for
2011:

       Over $40 million in annual research expenditures
       Over $80 million in clinical revenue
       Over $30 million in private funding and pledges

Accreditation:
The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Each school or program is
accredited by numerous governing bodies such as the Commission on Osteopathic College
Accreditation, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and Association
for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International.

For additional information regarding the University of North Texas Health Science Center,
please visit this website at http://www.hsc.unt.edu.

UNT Health Science Center Leadership Team

Scott B. Ransom, D.O, M.B.A., M.P.H., is the UNTHSC President, accountable to the UNT
System Chancellor, Lee Jackson, and the UNT System Board of Regents. In addition to the
Senior Vice President for Community Engagement, there are two Executive Vice Presidents
reporting to the President:

       Thomas Yorio, Ph.D., Provost & EVP for Academic Affairs–– has responsibility for the
       broad areas of Academic Programs and Services, Student Affairs, Information Resources
       Technology, and New Program Development.

       Kathleen Forbes, M.D., is the incumbent for this position and had responsibility for the
       broad areas of Quality, Clinical Leadership Development, and Business Development.

There are five academic Deans reporting to the Provost:

       Don Peska, D.O., Dean, TCOM
       Jamboor K. (JK) Vishwanatha, Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Science
       Richard Kurz, Ph.D., Dean, School of Public Health
       Warren Anderson, Ed.D., Dean, School of Health Professions
       Myron (Mike) Jacobson, Ph.D., Founding Dean, College of Pharmacy

Other functional areas of the Office of the President include: Strategy & Measurement,
Administration, Finance, Research, Operations, Compliance, Governmental Affairs, and Internal
Audit.




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THE ROLE

Position Description:

This position serves as the chief executive officer of UNT Health, responsible for all aspects of clinical
affairs and the clinical practice plan of the University of North Texas Health Science Center. These areas
include clinical strategic planning, practice operations, finance, risk management, regulatory compliance,
quality improvement, marketing, communications, business development, and the development of
successful clinical partnerships with area health organizations. The position is responsible for assuring
optimal financial, clinical, and service quality for the entire clinical operation.

The position will work closely with the Deans of all clinically-oriented schools, the Executive Vice
President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the UNT Health Science Center Executive Team, the
President’s Advisory Committee and the UNT Health Board. The UNT Health Board oversees the clinical
operations, financial performance, and other aspects of the clinical practice including the methodology of
distributing net clinical income to physicians and providers.

Reporting Structure:

Position Title:         Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Business Development
                        President, UNT Health

Reports to:             President, UNT Health Science Center

Collaborates with:      Dean, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
                        Dean, School of Health Professions
                        Dean, College of Pharmacy
                        Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
                        UNT Health Board
                        Executive Team
                        President’s Advisory Council

Position Goals:

                                              Years One and Two:

       Provide the leadership and insight to develop UNT Health into a relevant, highly effective,
       contemporary, multispecialty group practice that is noted for excellence by both internal and
       external stakeholders to become the most respected provider of physician and clinical services in
       Tarrant County.
       o Create a strategy and execution plan to optimize and develop the infrastructure necessary to
           assure efficient clinical operations in becoming the preeminent multispecialty medical practice
           in Tarrant County and the health partner of choice in our communities of choice.
       o Continue ongoing efforts to build a culture of accountability and clinical excellence through
           strategic recruitment and retention of the necessary administrative team, physicians, clinicians,
           and staff to achieve UNT Health’s goals and objectives.

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o Oversee practice development, budgeting, and implementation of a proactive strategic
  marketing communications program to support strategic growth, payor mix diversity, internal
  group culture, referrals, and brand image promotion and protection.

Provide the leadership for UNT Health to establish mutually beneficial collaborations with key
stakeholders across Tarrant County by:
o Seeking and fostering business development opportunities with various organizations in
    Tarrant county.
o Developed strong partnerships with all stakeholders, including physicians, staff, and the local
    healthcare community and build meaningful relationships that facilitate joint planning and
    strategy development while positioning the organization to take advantage of collaborative
    business opportunities.
o Positioning the organization to function effectively in a regional ambulatory care organization.
o Building strength in the clinical primary care base as well as depth in the appropriate specialty
    service lines to increase group self-reliance and improve competitive positioning and relevance
    in the market.
o Working with UNTHSC leadership and Regional Health Partnership participants to identify,
    plan, and develop demonstration projects to insure the success of UNTHSC’s participation in
    the state’s 1115 Medicare Waiver Program, especially related to delivery system redesign
    incentive payments (DSRIP).

Ensure the development and implementation of a Clinical Quality Strategic plan for UNT Health
that includes:
o processes that maximize patient access, patient satisfaction, and assurance of optimal service
    quality and operations to meet compliance requirements, maximize revenues, meet Health
    Information Exchange and meaningful use mandates;
o quality improvement processes and metrics based on satisfaction, utilization, evidence-based
    medicine driven clinical protocols and clinical outcome metrics to achieve optimal service
    quality and operations; and
o clinical productivity measurement tools allowing physician-specific, clinic-specific, and
    department-specific productivity assessments and accountability through an effective
    information technologies plan protecting and improving patient safety.

Evaluate and recommend changes and/or revisions in updating the five-year UNT Health strategic
plan, realizing that this document is key to budgeting resources and setting priorities to support
continued growth and success of the clinical enterprise and insuring its alignment with the
UNTHSC mission.

Support the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Health Professions including the
Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Department of Physical Therapy, and College of
Pharmacy in providing excellent clinical opportunities to train students and residents, support
clinical research and clinical trials, create exemplary and innovative models of clinical care and
health promotion, while balancing net clinical income to provide compensation to physicians and
providers.



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                                                      Years Three to Five:

          UNT Health will become an exemplar as an academic clinical practice.
          Develop a $103M practice plan that is noted to be the preeminent multispecialty medical practice in
          Tarrant County and the health partner of choice in our service area.
          Provide outstanding support to achieve the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine’s goal in becoming
          a top 10 primary care medical school in the country as ranked by US News & World Report and the
          nation’s undisputed leading osteopathic medical school.
          Provide outstanding support to the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Physical
          Therapy, and College of Pharmacy, and other allied health programs to provide excellent clinical
          opportunities for their students and faculty facilitating a top 10 status.
          Provide the leadership to support a competitive Baldridge application.


Personal Qualifications and Characteristics:

      Key Experiential Qualifications:
         Demonstrated results-oriented leader who has the ability and poise to develop and implement
         a comprehensive strategy to create a world-class, academically-oriented, multidisciplinary
         clinical practice in Tarrant County.
         Significant experience in creating innovative and high quality models of clinical care.
         Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee development sufficient to ensure
         organizational productivity and a highly functioning leadership team.
         Significant senior management experience with broad and complex responsibilities in a
         multi-specialty clinical practice.
         Experience in driving the successful growth and development of a robust multispecialty
         practice in a complex environment of regulations, competitive market forces, and changing
         financial resources.
         Board certification and active participation with the American College of Physician
         Executives (ACPE), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), or the
         American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) or equivalent is highly
         desirable.
         An undergraduate degree and appropriate advanced degree (MD, DO, MBA, MHA, MPH,
         JD, or similar) is required.
         If a physician or other clinician, board certification in a clinical discipline with the ability to
         become licensed to practice in the State of Texas.

      Personal Characteristics:
         Demonstrated ability to quickly gain an understanding of a region, its culture and its
         traditions which will be important to effectively integrating personally and professionally
         into the fabric of the community.
         Demonstrated effectiveness in building strong, collaborative working relationships with key
         stakeholders within the organization and in the community.



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   Demonstrated ability in negotiating complex contracts and gaining trust of executive peers,
   hospital partners, physicians, and community members.
   Prior leadership experience in an academic health care environment working with faculty
   physicians with experience in physician contracting and compensation plans that align goals
   and support optimal performance.
   Experience in planning and management oversight of technological infrastructure and
   operation of an electronic medical record and enterprise practice management system as well
   as demonstrated knowledge of evolving trends in health information management.
   Understanding of the evolving health care industry relative to the changes in organizations
   through leadership that has exhibited a proactive, results-oriented stand towards achieving
   outcomes in a highly competitive, complicated, and evolving medical services marketplace.
   A management style that encourages collegiality, teamwork, participation, communication
   and service orientation as demonstrated by strong interpersonal and verbal communication
   skills, excellent writing proficiency, professional appearance, and an executive demeanor.
   Ability to schedule and set priorities for self and others, handle multiple concurrent activities,
   work within a budget, manage projects and people, meet deadlines and get positive results.
   Ability to develop, implement, market, and manage operational support services for multi-
   site medical services operation.
   Leadership skills as characterized by one who possesses a broad vision of the future of health
   care and assertiveness in taking risks and presenting and selling ideas. At the same time,
   possessing a mature sensitivity to the values and expectations of others.
   Commitment to our brand promise of creating/delivering solutions for a healthier
   community.

We will recruit an energetic and experienced leader to support the continued success and
progress of UNT Health, the clinical practice of the UNT Health Science Center.

A Search Committee will lead this important search and national executive firm will be engaged
to support all aspects of the recruitment. The Search Committee will finalize the position
specification and job description with assistance by the Search Firm. The Search Committee will
assist in the recruitment and identification of 2-3 top candidates for final interviews and
consideration. A very broad group of individuals and groups will have an opportunity to provide
input and insight on the finalist candidates before the final recruitment and appointment.

Search Committee Membership*:
1. Scott Ransom, DO, MBA, MPH, President, UNT Health Science Center (Chair)
2. Alan Podawiltz, DO, Chairman and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry &
   Behavioral Health (Co-Chair)
3. Ralph Anderson, MD, Chairman and Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
4. Michael Connors, PT,DPT,MPT, OCS, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
5. Thomas Fairchild, PhD, Vice President for Strategy and Measurement
6. Navneet Gill, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine
7. John Harman, MBA, CPA, CMPE, CGMA, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, UNT
   Health
8. Jan Jowitt, RN, Director of Nursing, UNT Health
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9. Hank Lemke, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Chairman and Associate Professor, Department of
    Physician Assistant Studies
10. Jolie Lyon, Executive Administrative Director, Process Improvement, UNT Health
11. David Mason, DO, Chairman and Professor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative
    Medicine
12. Joanne Mize, MBA, MHA, Director of Clinical Operations, UNT Health
13. Arvind Nana, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
14. Don Peska, DO, MEd, Dean, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine; Professor, Department
    of Surgery

Search Committee Support:
Gayanne Clemens, Executive Director, Office of the President

Search Consultant:
Carson Dye, Senior Vice President and Partner, Witt/Kieffer

Search Process:
1. Search Firm to meet with Search Committee – early May 2012
2. Search Firm to identify and process candidates – June - August 2012
3. Search Committee to Interview top 6-10 candidates – Early September 2012
4. Finalist 2-3 candidates to interview with major stakeholders – Late September – Early
   October 2012, including:
       a. UNT Health Board
       b. UNT Health Administrative Team
       c. UNT Health Science Center Executive Team
       d. President’s Advisory Team
       e. UNT Health Finance Team
       f. UNT Health Interim EVP Clinical Affairs and President, UNT Health
       g. Dean, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
       h. TCOM Executive Committee
       i. Information Technology/Electronic Medical Record Team
       j. School of Health Professions Executive Committee
       k. President of John Peter Smith/Tarrant County Hospital District
       l. President of Harris Methodist Hospital
       m. President of Plaza Medical Center
       n. Tarrant County Judge
       o. Tarrant County Commissioner and Liaison to JPS Hospital
       p. Tarrant County Medical Society Officers
       q. Selected UNT System leaders
       r. Others
5. Final Candidate Identified – October 2012
6. Candidate begins position – October 2012-December 2012

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SEARCH TIMETABLE

May 16, 2012                  Official Search Start-Up - Witt/Kieffer meets individually
                              with search committee, executive team, etc.
May 2012                      Finalization of the position specification.
June – August 2012            Begin identification of candidates
Early September 2012          Paper review of top candidates with search firm
Mid to Late September 2012    First round of search committee interviews
Late September to Early       Round II interviews
October 2012
October 2012                  Select and finalize agreement with top candidate
October - December 2012       Top candidate to begin position




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PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY

Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications must be submitted confidentially via email
to the University’s consultant, Witt/Kieffer, at EVPClinical@wittkieffer.com. Candidates should
provide a cover letter describing their interest in and qualification for the position, along with a
resume. All materials will be treated as confidential.

For additional information, please visit the UNTHSC HR website:
http://www.hsc.unt.edu/ProspectEmployee/


To be considered, all applicants must apply online at https://www.unthscjobs.com



AA EOE ADA

It is the policy of the University of North Texas Health Science Center not to discriminate on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability (where reasonable
accommodations can be made), disabled veteran status or veteran of the Vietnam era status in its
educational programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. In addition to complying
with federal and state equal opportunity laws and regulations, the university through its diversity
policy declares harassment based on individual differences (including sexual orientation)
inconsistent with its mission and educational goals.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center enjoys a tobacco-free campus and is an
EEO/Affirmative Action Institution.




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APPENDIX

COMMUNITY PROFILE




Fort Worth, Texas is the 16th-largest city in the United States and one of “America’s Most
Livable Communities.” Today, the city is a thriving center of culture and commerce, and visitors
are often surprised by everything Fort Worth has to offer: the Historic Stockyards, remarkable
museums, a dazzling downtown area, Texas Motor Speedway, spectacular annual events and
more.

Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas and covers nearly 300 square miles,
serving as the county seat for Tarrant County. Fort Worth has a population of approximately
700,000 and is contiguous to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area commonly
known as the Metroplex. Fort Worth and the surrounding Metroplex area offer numerous
business opportunities and a wide array of attractions.

Established originally in 1849 as a protective Army outpost at the foot of a bluff overlooking the
Trinity River, the city of Fort Worth today still embraces its western heritage and traditional
architecture and design more than its more contemporary neighbor, Dallas. Once a stop along the
legendary Chisholm Trail, Fort Worth became the center of the cattle drives and earned it the
nickname “Cowtown.” Today, the Fort Worth Stockyards has been designated as a Historic
District and is filled with restaurants, clubs, gift shops and attractions such as daily longhorn
cattle drives through the streets, historic reenactments, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and Billy
Bob’s, the world's largest country and western music venue.

Downtown Fort Worth is mainly known for its art deco style buildings. The Tarrant County
Courthouse was created in the American Beaux Arts Design, which was modeled after the Texas
Capitol Building, and most buildings around Sundance Square have preserved their early 20th
century facades.

The Cultural district, where UNTHSC is located, includes several well regarded art museums,
theaters, and music venues:

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       The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, founded in 1892, is the oldest art museum in
       Texas. Its permanent collection consists of some 2,600 works of post-war art. In 2002,
       the museum moved into a new home designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

       The Kimbell Art Museum houses works from antiquity to the 20th century. Artists
       represented in its holdings include Caravaggio, Fra Angelico, Picasso, Vigée-Lebrun,
       Matisse, Cézanne, El Greco, and Rembrandt. The museum's home was designed by
       American architect Louis Kahn.

       The Amon Carter Museum focuses on 19th and 20th century American artists. It houses
       an extensive collection of works by Western artists Frederic Remington and Charles M.
       Russell, as well as an impressive collection of 30,000 exhibition-quality photographs. It
       also includes works by Alexander Calder, Thomas Cole, Stuart Davis, Thomas Eakins,
       Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keefe, John Singer Sargent, and Alfred Stieglitz. American
       architect Philip Johnson designed the museum's home, including its expansion.

       The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world that
       is solely dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have demonstrated
       extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trail blazing efforts.

       The Fort Worth Museum of Science and Industry - One of the largest Science and
       History Museums in the Southwest. It includes the Noble Planetarium and the Omni
       Theater.

       Will Rogers Memorial Center - a multi-purpose entertainment complex and world-class
       equestrian center housed under 45 acres of roof spread over 85 acres in the heart of the
       Fort Worth Cultural District. Each year approximately 800,000 people attend the three
       week event known as the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, formerly called
       the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

       Casa Manana - The nation's first theater designed for musicals "in the round."

The Parks district of Fort Worth boasts these additional attractions:

       Fort Worth Zoo - Ranked one of the top 10 best zoos in the United States by Family Fun
       magazine
       Fort Worth Botanical Garden - The oldest botanic garden in Texas, with 21 specialty
       gardens and over 2,500 species of plants.
       Log Cabin Village - A collection of authentic Texas log cabins dating from the 1850s.
       Trinity Park - A large park along the Trinity River that includes part of the Trinity Trails
       system.




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Fort Worth has several institutes of higher education in addition to UNT:
       Further information: List of colleges and universities in Fort Worth, Texas

       Texas Christian University (TCU)
       Brite Divinity School (TCU)
       College of Saint Thomas More
       Tarrant County College
       Texas Wesleyan University
       Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
       University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
       University of Texas at Arlington, Fort Worth campus
       Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

For additional information on Fort Worth please visit the following websites:

   http://www.fortworth.com/
   http://www.fortworthgov.org/
   http://www.city-data.com/city/Fort-Worth-Texas.html

   http://www.fortworthchamber.com/




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