Category Archives: Dedman College

Center Expands Study of Texas and Mexico

SMU will expand its study of the important relationship between Texas and its cross-border neighbor by establishing the Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center. The center will be part of the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies in Dedman College and

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Leadership Gifts Launch Final Campaign Year

SMU began the final year of The Second Century Campaign with six new leadership commitments for a range of University priorities. Here is a list of those gifts and the generous donors who provided them: $1.5 million from Investor’s Business

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Final Year Countdown: Major gifts add momentum as last campaign year begins

SMU began the final year of the $1 billion Second Century Campaign with six new leadership commitments that accelerated campaign momentum. As SMU moves closer to reaching the campaign’s overall financial goal, campaign volunteers also continue efforts to achieve the

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Tower Scholars program endowed

Gifts totaling more than $4 million will endow and provide operational support for the new Tower Scholars Program – a unique immersion experience for undergraduates in public policymaking through SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. A gift of

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$4 Million in Gifts to Fund SMU Tower Scholars Program

Gifts totaling more than $4 million will endow and provide operational support for the new Tower Scholars Program – a unique immersion experience for undergraduates in public policymaking through SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies.

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Climbing Higher: Leadership Gift Announced as Volunteers Focus on Future

SMU launched the final 24 months of The Second Century Campaign at a Volunteer Summit on the Hilltop October 25, during which President R. Gerald Turner also announced a $15 million lead gift from Trustee and Campaign Convening Co-chair Gerald

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New Gifts for Faculty Excellence

New gifts, including the one from Harold C. Simmons and Annette Caldwell Simmons ’57, are supporting The Second Century Campaign goal of ensuring that SMU has at least 100 endowed faculty positions. Faculty endowments play a crucial role in helping

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Campaign Q&A: Robert H. Dedman, Jr. ’80, ’84

Robert Dedman is president and CEO of DFI Management, Ltd. A trustee since 2004, Mr. Dedman serves on numerous boards and committees. Mr. Dedman continues the leadership example of his parents, the late Robert H. Dedman, Sr. ’53 and Nancy

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Dedman Family Creates Institute

Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute to bring together faculty and students from diverse fields A new gift of $5 million marks another milestone in the historic support of the Dedman family and The Dedman Foundation for SMU. The gift will create

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$5 Million gift from Dedman Family and Foundation to create interdisciplinary institute at SMU

DALLAS (SMU) — A new gift of $5 million marks another milestone in the historic support of the Dedman family and The Dedman Foundation for SMU. The gift will create the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute in Dedman College of Humanities

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