During the Closing Conversation of the George W. Bush Presidential Center Forum on Leadership, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos said the key to his company’s success has been staying true to the core values of “customer-obsession, eagerness to invent, long-term thinking and operational excellence.”
A challenge from longtime SMU supporters Carl Sewell ’66 and Peggy Higgins Sewell ’72 has generated more than $834,000 in gifts and pledges for 20 new Dedman College scholarships.
The Meadows Museum will present its inaugural Masterpiece Gala, “The Color of Dreams,” on October 13 to establish an endowment for the museum’s director of education position.
The annual spring football game featured the new-look Mustangs under first-year head coach Sonny Dykes and celebrated the new SMU Indoor Performance Center, a reflection of the University’s commitment to a first-class and competitive athletic program.
Three teams tapped Mustang football standouts to join their rosters during the NFL Draft 2018. SMU wide receiver Courtland Sutton was selected by the Denver Broncos, defensive end Justin Lawler was picked by the Los Angeles Rams, and wide receiver Trey Quinn was chosen by the Washington Redskins.
SMU Cheer crushed it again, winning a third consecutive national title on April 6. The team set an SMU record in the competition for the second year. Senior cheerleader Nate Williams ’18 was thrilled. “We always say that we are our biggest competition and, in a way, we are."
Andrew H. Chen and Elaine T. Chen have made a $2 million gift to the SMU Edwin L. Cox School of Business to establish The Andrew H. Chen Endowed Chair in Financial Investments Fund. The gift will include $1.5 million for the endowment of the faculty chair and $500,000 for operational support.
A new economic growth initiative launching on June 1 will combine the Bush Institute’s action-oriented policy approach and SMU’s world-leading research and analyses to promote domestic economic growth and strengthen the nation’s global competitiveness.
SMU’s Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center is partnering with leading researchers on the Prosecutorial Charging Practices Project, a data-driven initiative to shed light on prosecutor practices, inform policymakers and help identify best practices.
The ability to change with a changing world gives NATO staying power, according to Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General. He was on campus April 5 for a town hall moderated by SMU Provost Steven Currall and featuring Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison.