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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

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

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

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

$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

Fall Hilltop Highlights

Campaign Activity: 2009-10 Timeline

The second year of The Second Century Campaign’s public phase was filled with events and celebrations marking campaign progress in Dallas, around the United States and internationally. Here is a timeline featuring some of the year’s most significant developments.

Dedman College Initiative: Focus on Scholarships, Academic Programs

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, “the heart of SMU,” is poised to take the crucial next steps in its rise as a nationally recognized center for teaching, scholarship and research. The University has unveiled a major Second Century Campaign

Dedman College Initiative: Focus on Scholarships, Centers of Excellence

Dedman College, home to SMU’s liberal arts programs, has unveiled a major Second Century Campaign initiative to increase student quality and enhance the college’s academic programs. The initiative focuses on drawing support for two priorities: the Dedman College Scholars Program,