Category Archives: President’s Message

President’s Message: May 2016

On April 15 – the first Founders’ Day of SMU’s second century – the University held a series of events that culminated with The Second Century Campaign Finale. On the new Crain Family Centennial Promenade, we thanked the thousands of

A Special Message From R. Gerald Turner, President of SMU

Dear Friends of SMU, Today I delivered to the University’s Board of Trustees the final totals for SMU’s Second Century Campaign. The campaign has generated a total of $1.15 billion, surpassing the goal of $1 billion set by the University’s

President’s Message: August 2015

Thank you to the many donors who helped us achieve one of our key Second Century Campaign goals: 25 percent alumni giving in a single fiscal year. Reaching this new University record for giving had previously eluded us. This year,

President’s Message

The entire Second Century Campaign has been filled with historic moments, and this spring featured two of the most significant. In this Campaign Update you will read about The Meadows Foundation’s extraordinary Second Century Campaign gift in support of Meadows

President’s Message

With the beginning of 2015, we have reached the final year of The Second Century Celebration, commemorating the centennials of SMU’s founding in 1911 and its opening in 1915. I am delighted to report that on its 100th anniversary your

President’s Message

As we celebrate the holiday season and reflect upon the passing year, I want to express my gratitude to all of those who have done so much to support SMU’s exciting progress. Much of this progress is the direct result

President’s Message

In this issue of Campaign Update we are very pleased to report that The Second Century Campaign has exceeded $902 million in total commitments, on the way to reaching our $1 billion goal. The transformative impact of this inspiring level

President’s Message: June 2014

The countdown has begun on the final 18 months of The Second Century Campaign. As we enter this important phase, I want to express deepest appreciation to Caren Prothro as she completes two terms of service as chair of SMU’s

President’s Message

It is a time of remarkable progress and momentum on the Hilltop. The University community is profoundly energized as we begin the two-year countdown to the end of The Second Century Campaign, which runs through December 2015. Recent and generous

President’s Message: December 2013

The previous issue of Campaign Update (September 2013) described The Second Century Campaign’s extraordinary impact on SMU to date, detailing the University’s progress in a range of areas. The issue also reported that, based on the success achieved thus far,