Category Archives: For the Record

Al Niemi announces plans to step down as dean of SMU’s Cox School of Business after 2016-17 academic year

Albert W. Niemi, Jr., dean of SMU’s Cox School of Business, has announced his intention to step down from his administrative post and return to the faculty at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.
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Luisa del Rosal named executive director of SMU’s Tower Center for Political Studies, Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center

SMU alumna Luisa del Rosal, former director of strategy and international affairs with the Cox School of Business’ Latino Leadership Initiative, has been named executive director of SMU’s Tower Center for Political Studies and its Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center. Continue reading

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Thirteen SMU faculty members receive tenure, promotions effective Sept. 1, 2016

Twelve distinguished SMU faculty members are newly tenured as associate professors or have been promoted to full professorships to begin the 2016-17 academic year. Continue reading

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SMU CUL Dean Gillian McCombs announces her retirement, effective summer 2017

Gillian McCombs, dean and director of SMU’s Central University Libraries, has announced her retirement from that position effective in summer 2017. SMU Provost Steven Currall will announce the timeframe for the search for a new permanent dean and director this fall. Continue reading

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Provost names Maria Dixon Hall to lead new campus-wide initiative on cultural intelligence

SMU Provost Steve Currall has named Associate Professor of Organizational Communication and Director of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Maria Dixon Hall as Provost’s Senior Advisor for Campus Cultural Intelligence Initiatives effective Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. Professor Dixon Hall will have strategic oversight … Continue reading

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Ebonii Nelson named Interim Assistant Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Director of Student Retention

SMU Provost Steve Currall has named Ebonii Nelson as Interim Assistant Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Director of Student Retention effective July 1, 2016. Continue reading

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Four SMU faculty members retire with emeritus status in 2015-16

Four distinguished SMU faculty members retired with emeritus status in the 2015-16 academic year. The professors, and their dates of service: • Timothy W. Crusius, Professor Emeritus of English, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1990-2016 • John A. Mears, Professor Emeritus of History, Dedman College of Humanities and … Continue reading

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Douglas A. Reinelt named SMU Associate Provost effective Aug. 1, 2016

SMU Provost Steve Currall has named Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Senate Past-President Douglas A. Reinelt as Associate Provost effective Aug. 1, 2016. In his duties as associate provost, Professor Reinelt will manage faculty recruitment and hiring, assist the Provost in administering faculty tenure … Continue reading

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SMU announces five 2016 Ford Research Fellows

Five distinguished SMU professors received awards for their scholarship and support for their research when there were named 2016 Ford Research Fellows during the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, May 5. This year’s recipients are Ali Beskok, Mechanical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering; Mark Chancey, … Continue reading

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Theatre Artist-in-Residence Will Power receives 2016 Doris Duke Artist Award

Will Power, theatre artist-in-residence in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, is one of 21 national performing artists announced as recipients of the fifth annual Doris Duke Artist Awards, presented by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). Appointed in recognition of … Continue reading

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