More than 370 Second Century Campaign volunteers are helping to ensure that SMU meets its ambitious campaign goals. Each issue of Campaign Update features new volunteers who have joined the effort, such as the new steering committee co-chairs whose photos and brief bios appear below. For a complete list of campaign volunteers, please visit

Campaign Steering Committee for Fort Worth

Albon O. Head, Jr. ’68, ’71

Mr. Head is a partner of the Fort Worth, Texas, office of Jackson Walker, L.L.P. He recently received the 2010 Silver Anniversary Mustang Award presented by the SMU Lettermen’s Association. In addition to serving as co-chair of The Second Century Campaign Steering Committee for Fort Worth, he also serves on the campaign steering committees for the Dedman School of Law and for Campus and Student Life. He has served on a number of other University boards and committees, including the Board of Trustees from 1999 through 2000. Mr. Head and his wife, Debbie, have five children, two of whom attended SMU.

Stephen L. Tatum ’76

Mr. Tatum is a partner with Cantey and Hanger, LLP. He served as chair of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital-Fort Worth and is currently a trustee of Harris Methodist Hospital-Fort Worth. While at SMU, Mr. Tatum lettered in men’s soccer and received his undergraduate degree in anthropology. Mr. Tatum went on to graduate from the University of Texas School of Law in 1979. Mr. Tatum and his wife, Nenetta, have two grown children.

Campaign Steering Committee for Washington, D.C.

Ann Cook Cole ’63

Ms. Cole graduated from SMU with an undergraduate degree in French. She is a past president of the SMU Alumni Association in Houston. She has had a 40-year association with the American Red Cross, first as a volunteer in Dallas and subsequently in various leadership positions in Houston and on national committees of the organization. Since 1986 she has served with the Arlington, Virginia, Red Cross chapter. After retirement, she continued to volunteer with the chapter and has
also served on the boards of several other nonprofit organizations.