A fountain provided by a gift from Valeria Late of Dallas was dedicated March 5, 2009 on the SMU campus. The Val and Frank Late Fountain, located in front of Dedman Life Sciences Building, bears the name of the donor and her late husband. Constructed of granite, the 42-by-64-foot oval fountain has a wide rim for seating and additional benches placed around it.
“The Val and Frank Late Fountain will provide a gathering place for students and a beautiful arrival point on SMU’s east campus,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “The beauty of the SMU campus is one of its greatest attractions to prospective students. We are grateful to Val Late for enhancing the beauty of the rapidly developing east campus.”