Every four years, the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church holds its quadrennial meeting at which members of the SMU Board of Trustees are elected. At the meeting held in July, the following SMU trustees were elected to serve through 2016:


Caren H. Prothro (chair), civic and philanthropic leader, Dallas
Robert H. Dedman, Jr. ’80, ’84
(vice chair), president and CEO of DFI Management, Ltd., Dallas
David B. Miller ’72, ’73
(secretary), co-founder and managing partner, EnCap Investments L.P. , Dallas
Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67
(chair elect), founder and partner, Haynes & Boone LLP, Dallas

Newly Elected to the Board of Trustees:

William D. Armstrong ’82, president and owner, Armstrong Oil and Gas, Inc., Denver
Richie L. Butler ’93
, business leader; founding senior pastor, Union Cathedral, Dallas
Jeanne Tower Cox ’78
, civic and philanthropic leader, Dallas. She previously served on the board from 1996 – 2008.
Katherine Raymond Crow ’94
, civic and philanthropic leader, Dallas
Antoine L.V. Dijkstra
, partner and co-founder, Implexus Capital & Partners, The Netherlands
Bishop James E. Dorff ’72
, The United Methodist Church San Antonio Episcopal Area, San Antonio. He replaced a retiring trustee in spring 2012.
Larry R. Faulkner ’66
, president-emeritus UT-Austin and retired president, Houston Endowment, Inc., Austin
Bishop Michael McKee ’78,
United Methodist Church North Texas Conference, Dallas area
Scott J. McLean ’78
, chief executive officer, Amergy Bank of Texas, Houston. He previously served on the board from 1996 – 1997.
Connie Blass O’Neill ’77,
civic and philanthropic leader, Dallas. She previously served on the board from 2007 – 2009.
Richard Ware ’68
, president, Amarillo National Bank, Amarillo. He previously served on the board from 1980 – 1992 and 1994 – 2008.

Trustees Re-elected to the Board:

Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler ’48, civic and philanthropic leader, Dallas
Bradley W. Brookshire ’76
, chair of the board, Brookshire Grocery Co., Tyler
Laura Welch Bush ’68,
former First Lady of the United States, Dallas
Kelly Hoglund Compton ’79
, executive director, the Hoglund Foundation, Dallas
Rev. Mark Craig, senior minister, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas
Gary T. Crum ’69, president, CFP Foundation, Houston
Gerald J. Ford ’66, ’69, chair and CEO, Diamond A Ford Corporation, Dallas
Antonio O. Garza, Jr. ’83, counsel, White & Case, S.C., Mexico City
James R. Gibbs ’66, ’70, ’72, retired chair, Frontier Oil Corporation, Houston
Frederick B. Hegi, Jr. ’66, founding partner, Wingate Partners, Dallas
Clark K. Hunt ’87, chairman of the board, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas
Ray L. Hunt ’65, chair, president and CEO, Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Dallas
Gene C. Jones, civic and philanthropic leader, Dallas
Bishop Scott J. Jones ’81, ’92, Great Plains Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, Wichita, Kan
Fredrick S. Leach ’83, urology specialist in private medical practice, Plano
Paul B. Loyd, Jr. ’68, investments at PBL Enterprises, Houston
Bobby B. Lyle ’67, chair, president and CEO, Lyco Holdings, Inc., Dallas
Rev. Dr. Sheron Covington Patterson ’83, ’89, ’96, communications officer, North Texas Region of The United Methodist Church, Dallas
Sarah Fullinwider Perot ’83,
civic and philanthropic leader, Dallas
Jeanne L. Phillips ’76, senior vice president, Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Dallas
Carl Sewell ’66, chair, Sewell Automotive Companies, Dallas
Richard K. Templeton, chair, president and CEO, Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas
Royce E. (Ed) Wilson, Sr., chairman and CEO, Attensity Media, LLC, Chicago

Ex Officio:

Steven M. Edwards, president, SMU Faculty Senate
John D. Oakes ’13, student representative
R. Gerald Turner, president, SMU
William H. Vanderstraaten ’82, chair, SMU Alumni Board; president, Chief Partners LP, Dallas.