SMU street renamed for University’s first president April 13

Robert Stewart Hyer, first president of SMUSMU celebrates the renaming of Hilltop Lane to Robert S. Hyer Lane at 11:30 a.m. April 13, 2010. The entire community is invited to gather on the east lawn of Dallas Hall for the ceremony.

Hilltop Lane runs north to south in front of Hyer Hall, the Fondren Library Center and DeGolyer Library. Its renaming will honor the University’s first president (right) on the 99th anniversary of his appointment.

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