SMU breaks ground for Taos enhancements

Former Texas Gov. Bill Clements and his wife, RitaSMU broke ground July 18 on new student housing at its Fort Burgwin facility in northern New Mexico. The event marked the first phase of planned enhancements to SMU-in-Taos that will make it available year-round.

Made possible by a $4 million gift to SMU from former Texas Governor William P. Clements Jr. (’39) and his wife, Rita (at left), the project also will include renovation of present student and faculty housing, state-of-the-art technology and a new student center.

SMU-in-Taos currently operates only during the summer because facilities are not suitable for use during cold weather. The goal is to accommodate 70 students for a fall semester starting in 2009, in addition to spring and summer terms.

Read more from SMU News.
See a video of the groundbreaking. video
More about SMU-in-Taos.