April 23, 2010
On April 13, SMU unveiled Robert S. Hyer Lane, commemorating the 99th anniversary of Hyer's election as SMU's first president. His grandson, Robert Hyer Thomas '53, spoke at the unveiling on behalf of the Hyer family. He was joined by Gail Griffin Thomas '58 and members of their extended family. Also participating in the ceremony were R. Gerald Turner, SMU's 10th president and Brad E. Cheves, vice president for Development and External Affairs. Robert S. Hyer Lane, formerly Hilltop Lane, runs north from McFarlin Boulevard, past Fondren Library Center and Hyer Hall, to University Boulevard.