SMU faculty and staff members directly support the work of their colleagues and enhance the student experience through the President's Partners program.
Based on the number of years of giving, faculty and staff who give at least $100 in SMU’s fiscal year to the President’s Partners program receive one of these pins.
Year 1 — Red
Year 2 — Blue
Year 3 — Gold
Year 4 — Platinum
Year 5 — Gold with ruby
Year 10 — Platinum with Sapphire
Since the introduction of the program, gifts to the President's Partners program have funded a number of important projects. For example, past grant recipients received funds to purchase anthropometric equipment for student research in Anthropology (2011), equipment to enhance a mentoring program in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development (2008), and a Lemur multitouch control surface for performance and studio research in the Meadows School of the Arts (2009). See below for the list of additional grants funded by the President's Partners Program.
Gifts can be made by payroll deduction, credit card, or check. Donors who give $100 or more each fiscal year (June 1 through May 31) will receive special recognition.
For inquiries about President’s Partners program grants, contact Arlene Zalkovsky in the Provost's Office at 214-768-2816. For questions about the President’s Partners program, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-768-4071.
||Requested Equipment or Materials
||Projection system in second LEC classroom to include projector, wiring, retractable screen and labor for installation
||Film & Media Arts
||Request funding to purchase tracks and accessories to enhance the existing doorway dolly (a wheeled platform for camera and camera operator).
||CNC routing machine which allows the limited 3-D cutting of a range of materials with computer control.
||Reference & Digital Svcs Librarian
||AAXA P300 battery-operated projectors and accessories.
||Film & Media Arts
||Color grading software and control surfaces for three advanced workstations.
||Four Thermo Scientific Spectronic 200 Spectrophotometers to support recruitment of academically gifted undergrads to the sciences, research, and enhance teaching and learning.
||20 Galvanic Skin response sensors to measure Musical Emotion & Galvanic Skin Response in the Music Classroom.
||Newly available human bone casts for classes in Human Evolution, Forensic Anth and Zooarchaeology
||Sr Student Financial Specialist
||Funding to cover promotional items and printing costs, workshop materials and supplies, refreshments for workshops, and registration/certification fees related to workshops.