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Board of Trustees

Michael M. Boone R. Gerald Turner

Michael M. Boone
Chair

R. Gerald Turner
President

The Board of Trustees is the principal governance authority of Southern Methodist University.

The Board of Trustees is composed of 42 members, including 3 bishops and 9 other trustees recommended by the South Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church; 26 trustees recommended by the Board; and 4 ex officio members (the President of the University and one representative each of the Students' Association, the Faculty Senate, and the Alumni Board). The Board of Trustees meets four times a year (in February, May, September, and December).

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the election of the President and establishes policies for the governance of the University. Members of the Board dedicate their expertise and resources to the advancement of SMU and play an integral role in the implementation of the mission and strategic plan of the University.

Questions concerning the SMU Board of Trustees may be directed to the Office of the Secretary.

We appreciate your interest in Southern Methodist University.


MICHAEL M. BOONE (Chair)
Haynes & Boone, LLP

GERALD BYRON ALLEY
Con-Real, LP

RUTH S. ALTSHULER
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

WILLIAM D. ARMSTRONG
Armstrong Oil and Gas, Inc.      

TUCKER S. BRIDWELL
Mansefeldt Investment Corporation

LAURA WELCH BUSH
Former First Lady of the United States

PASTOR RICHIE L. BUTLER
St. Paul UMC & Prescott Group

KELLY H. COMPTON
The Hoglund Foundation

JEANNE TOWER COX
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

KATHERINE R. CROW
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

GARY T. CRUM
CFP Foundation

ROBERT H. DEDMAN, JR. (Vice-Chair)
DFI Management, Ltd.

ANTOINE L. V. DIJKSTRA
Implexus Capital & Partners

GERALD J. FORD
Diamond A Ford Corporation

ANTONIO O. GARZA, JR.
White & Case, S.C.

JUAN ANTONIO GONZALEZ-MORENO
GRUMA Corporation

BISHOP CYNTHIA FIERRO HARVEY
Louisiana Annual Conference
The United Methodist Church

FREDERICK B. HEGI JR.
Wingate Partners

CLARK K. HUNT
Kansas City Chiefs and FC Dallas 

RAY L. HUNT
Hunt Consolidated, Inc.

DAVID S. HUNTLEY
AT&T Inc.

BISHOP SCOTT J. JONES
Houston Area
The United Methodist Church

PETER A. LODWICK
President, SMU Alumni Board

PAUL B. LOYD, JR.
PBL Investments

BOBBY B. LYLE
Lyco Holdings, Incorporated

BISHOP MICHAEL McKEE
Dallas Area Bishop
The United Methodist Church

SCOTT McLEAN
Zions Bancorporation

DAVID B. MILLER (Secretary)
EnCap Investments, L.P.

FRANCES MOODY-DAHLBERG
The Moody Foundation

CONNIE O'NEILL
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

REV. SHERON PATTERSON
North Texas Conference
The United Methodist Church

SARAH PEROT
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

JEANNE L. PHILLIPS
Hunt Consolidated, Inc.

CAREN H. PROTHRO
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

REV. PAUL L. RASMUSSEN
Highland Park UMC

CARL SEWELL
Sewell Automotive Companies

JEANNE M. STEVENSON-MOESSNER
President Faculty Senate

RICHARD K. TEMPLETON
Texas Instruments, Inc.

STEPHEN JAKE TORRES
Student Trustee

R. GERALD TURNER
Southern Methodist University
ex officio

RICHARD C. WARE II
Amarillo National Bank

ROYCE E. (ED) WILSON
Dreamcatcher Media, LLC

 

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