At the all-University Commencement ceremony on May 19, featured speaker Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T, challenged members of the Class of 2018 to “make every effort not to live your life in a straight line.” The day was filled with hugs, laughter and pony ears as the new graduates looked back on their four exciting years on the Hilltop and forward to their futures as world changers.
The new Robert B. Rowling Center for Business Law and Leadership will enrich the law school curriculum with training in such areas as ethical leadership, business analytics and entrepreneurship.
A new report by University leadership makes 14 bold recommendations for continuing SMU’s ascent by further elevating overall academic quality and bolstering local, national and global impact.
Thanks to your commitment to SMU excellence, Pony Power outpaced the first-year goal and raised more than $57 million to fuel today’s students, faculty and programs. Let’s make an even greater impact in Year Two!
Three new officers and three new trustees were named during the SMU Board of Trustee’s spring meeting on May 4. The Board also passed a resolution to honor two former members as trustees emeriti.
Holly Jeffcoat, an academic leader in the use of technology in instruction and library services, has been selected as the next dean of SMU Libraries. She will join SMU on August 1.
More than 10,000 of you made an investment in SMU in 2017–18, creating extraordinary opportunities across the University community. Thank you for making the Horsepower Challenge so successful!
When school district budget constraints stalled a field trip intended to reward Rusk Middle School students for their hard work in the classroom, SMU stepped up and treated the eighth-graders to a campus visit unlike any other.
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.”