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Duke theologian, researcher and administrator Craig C. Hill named dean of SMU’s Perkins School of Theology

Craig C. Hill, a Duke University leader in theological education with strengths in practice, research and church relations, has been appointed the new dean of SMU’s Perkins School of Theology, effective July 1, 2016. Current Perkins Dean William B. Lawrence announced in September … Continue reading

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Simmons Dean David Chard named president of Wheelock College

David J. Chard, the inaugural dean of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, will become president of Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 1, 2016. Following a nationwide search, Wheelock’s board of trustees announced today … Continue reading

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President Turner honored with 2016 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award by Methodist Health System Foundation

SMU President R. Gerald Turner has won the 2016 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award, an annual recognition offered by the Methodist Health System’s philanthropic arm. Turner is being honored for his work in launching a $1 billion gift campaign for … Continue reading

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Parade, service projects highlight SMU Dream Week 2016

Fifty years after Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke on the campus of SMU, the visionary civil rights leader’s visit will be celebrated by the University community as part of the Jan. 15-21 Dream Week activities surrounding Martin Luther King Jr. … Continue reading

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All-University Holiday Party takes place Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

Save the date: President and Mrs. R. Gerald Turner host their annual All-University Holiday Party from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, in the Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center. The SMU community will gather after finals (and before December Commencement) … Continue reading

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Harold Stanley named SMU vice president for executive affairs

Academic leader and political science scholar Harold W. Stanley has been named SMU’s vice president for executive affairs, effective Feb. 1, 2016. Stanley has been serving as vice president for academic affairs and provost ad interim since June. Dr. Stanley previously … Continue reading

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Pamela D. Anthony named SMU vice president for student affairs

Pamela D. Anthony, dean of students at Iowa State University, has been named SMU’s vice president for student affairs effective February 1, 2016. “As SMU’s new vice president for student affairs, Pamela Anthony brings varied experience in all aspects of … Continue reading

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Steven C. Currall named SMU provost and vice president for academic affairs

Steven C. Currall, whose record of academic leadership includes achievements at Rice University, University College London and the University of California-Davis, has been named vice president for academic affairs and provost at SMU, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Currall, a psychological … Continue reading

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A message from President Turner regarding campus carry

SMU President R. Gerald Turner released the following statement to the campus community on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015: As many of you know, Texas lawmakers passed Senate Bill 11 in the last legislative session, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed … Continue reading

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Tom Barry announces his retirement as SMU vice president for executive affairs

Thomas E. Barry, who has served as SMU’s vice president for executive affairs since 1995, has announced his retirement from that position effective Dec. 31, 2015. He also has been a member of the marketing faculty in SMU’s Cox School … Continue reading

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