Roy M. Huffington photoSMU will hold a campuswide memorial service for the Honorable Roy M. Huffington (’38) of Houston, a longtime benefactor, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8 in Perkins Chapel. Huffington died July 11 while traveling in Italy.

One of SMU’s oldest and most distinguished academic departments was renamed for Huffington in March. The former ambassador, who earned his bachelor’s degree in geology from SMU, made a $10 million gift to endow the Department of Earth Sciences in Dedman College, now called the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences.

For more information on the memorial service, contact Suzy Brack in Program Services.

Read more on Huffington’s life and career from SMU News.