Category Archives: President’s Message

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,

President’s Message

The April 25 dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center marked a historic day in the life of the University. The event was attended by all five living U.S. presidents, thousands of supporters and community members, and more than

President’s Message

In this issue of Campaign Update we are very pleased to report that The Second Century Campaign has exceeded $714 million in total commitments, comprising 95 percent of our $750 million goal. You also will read that we are on

President’s Message

By any measure, SMU enjoyed an extraordinary 2012. The University continued to attract growing numbers of top students from around the United States and the world. SMU faculty made international news through pioneering research initiatives, such as contributing to the

President’s Message: September 2012

The start of a new school year is always invigorating for those of us who are a part of the SMU community. That is especially true now, as we begin the second year of the University’s centennial commemoration period, marking

President’s Message: June 2012

It has been an extraordinary spring semester on the Hilltop. At Commencement exercises May 12, SMU awarded more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees during a ceremony that included an address by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. To begin

President’s Message: March 2012

As SMU has embarked upon the second year of the centennial celebration period, the University continues to take major strides forward. In December we celebrated the graduation of approximately 950 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees from every SMU

President’s Message: December 2011

As we celebrate the holiday season and the end of the 2011 centennial year, we reflect on the things for which we are thankful and pause to consider the opportunities ahead. We have seen increased momentum across the University. SMU’s