Taos

A $2.5 million gift from trustee David B. Miller ’72, ’73 and Carolyn Miller will help fund a new $4 million campus center at SMU-in-Taos in New Mexico. The Center will feature a large, open gathering space for students and faculty, additional classrooms and a design that maximizes the campus’ mountain setting.

The Carolyn and David Miller Campus Center will be a valuable addition to the 423-acre SMU-in-Taos campus. Students may take classes in subjects including business, history, ethics, religious studies and art history. They may earn course credit during three summer terms and, new this year, a January term, at SMU-in-Taos. Courses ranging from archaeology to geology and painting take advantage of the natural setting and are complemented by outdoor activities, such as river rafting, hiking and fly-fishing.

This gift to SMU-in-Taos is the most recent example of David and Carolyn Miller’s generous support of SMU in areas across the University. It follows their 2011 gift supporting the expansion and renovation of Moody Coliseum and construction of the Miller Event Center (see story on page one) and other gifts to the University.

“SMU-in-Taos is a gem that offers SMU students a unique learning experience in a setting conducive to discovery. This generous gift from Carolyn and David Miller will enhance our students’ experiences by providing a central place to gather, learn and explore in a facility that embraces its natural setting,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. Funding opportunities remain.

To learn more, contact Pam Conlin at 214-768-3738 or pconlin@smu.edu.