Goals & Priorities

Charging Ahead

Campaign Goals & Priorities

New Goal: Endowed Scholarships

Endowed Scholarships

New Goal: Endowed Faculty Positions

Faculty Positions

New Goal: Completed Major Capital Projects

Capital Projects

Support for Quality of the Student Body

The Second Century Campaign’s crucial role in enriching the student body can be measured in many ways. SMU needs additional support for scholarships, enhancing the University’s ability to shape the world changers of tomorrow. Learn more.

Support for Faculty and Academic Excellence

The Second Century Campaign’s extraordinary impact includes endowments for new schools, academic programs, faculty positions and building or renovating key academic facilities. Continued progress is crucial to further SMU’s ability to help meet the needs of the community and the world. Learn more.

Support for the SMU Experience

The Campaign has supported enhancements of the SMU experience, including facilities for student services and athletic competition. Future support will ensure that the SMU experience continues to complement classroom education, supporting academic achievement and personal growth and fostering a sense of community and pride. Learn more.

Strategic Funding Priorities

Central University Libraries

  • Renovation of Fondren Library Center
  • Endow academic and leadership positions: Dean and Director of Central University Libraries, Special Collections Director and University Archivist

Cox School of Business

  • Endow faculty positions in Entrepreneurship, Management and directorship in one of the following: Maguire Energy Institute, Folsom Institute for Real Estate or O’Neil Center for Global Markets & Freedom
  • Secure endowed funding for the Entrepreneurship program, Business Library and Maguire Energy Institute, Folsom Institute for Real Estate or O’Neil Center for Global Markets & Freedom
  • Secure additional endowment support for M.B.A. and M.S.A. programs

Dedman College

  • Endow faculty positions in Analytics; High Performance Computing; Drug Discovery and Design; Medicine and the Humanities and Biostatistics
  • Secure operational funding for Interdisciplinary Institute
  • Secure endowment and operational funding for Tower Center Scholars Program
  • Endow Dedman Scholars Program

Dedman School of Law

  • Secure annual and endowed funding for Dedman Law Scholars Program
  • Endow two faculty positions: Business Law, Trial, Intellectual Property, or International Law
  • Lyle School of Engineering
    • Secure endowment and annual support for Cyber Security Program
    • Secure endowment and annual support for Lyle Scholars Program
    • Secure endowment and annual support for Graduate Fellowships
    • Complete funding for Caruth Hall
  • Meadows School of the Arts
    • Endow faculty position and directorship in two of the following: Arts Management, National Center on Arts Research, and Art and Urbanism Initiative
    • Secure endowment and annual support for the National Center on Arts Research and Art and Urbanism Initiative
    • Secure endowment funding for Ph.D. Fellowship in Art History
    • Endow Meadows Scholars Program
  • Perkins School of Theology
    • Secure funding for Bridwell Library Renovation and Expansion
    • Secure endowment and annual support for the Graduate Program in Religious Studies
    • Endow faculty positions in Methodist History, Practical Theology, and Pentecostal Studies
  • Simmons School of Education and Human Development
    • Secure endowment and operational support for the Center on Communities and Education
    • Secure endowment and operational support for Dispute Resolution & Counseling program
    • Secure operational support for Applied Physiology & Wellness program
    • Secure endowment and annual support for undergraduate and graduate scholarships
  • Athletics
    • Complete funding for the renovation and expansion of Moody Coliseum
    • Complete funding for the new Tennis Complex
    • Secure funding for the Trinity Forest Golf Complex, SMU’s new competition home for men’s and women’s golf
    • Increase operational support for SMU Athletics through the Mustang Club
  • Campus and Student Life
    • Complete funding for 3 Residential Commons Complex buildings
    • Complete funding for SMU-in-Taos Campus Center
    • Complete funding for Mustang Band Hall construction
    • Secure endowment and operational support for Hegi Family Career Development Center