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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 '63, '67 (Chair)
Haynes & Boone, LLP

GERALD B. ALLEY '75
Con-Real, LP

RUTH COLLINS SHARP ALTSHULER '48
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

WILLIAM D. ARMSTRONG '82
Armstrong Oil and Gas, Inc.      

TUCKER S. BRIDWELL '73, '74
Mansefeldt Investment Corporation

LAURA WELCH BUSH '68
Former First Lady of the United States

PASTOR RICHIE L. BUTLER '93
St. Paul UMC & Prescott Group

KELLY HOGLUND COMPTON '79
The Hoglund Foundation

JEANNE TOWER COX '78
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

KATHERINE RAYMOND CROW '94
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

GARY T. CRUM '69
CFP Foundation

ROBERT H. DEDMAN, JR. '80, '84 (Secretary)
DFI Management, Ltd.

ANTOINE L. V. DIJKSTRA
Implexus Capital & Partners

GERALD J. FORD '66, '69
Diamond A Ford Corporation

ANTONIO O. GARZA, JR. '83
White & Case, S.C.

JUAN GONZALEZ
GRUMA Corporation

BISHOP CYNTHIA FIERRO HARVEY '99
Louisiana Annual Conference
The United Methodist Church

FREDERICK B. HEGI JR. '66
Wingate Partners

CLARK K. HUNT '87
Kansas City Chiefs and FC Dallas 

RAY L. HUNT '65
Hunt Consolidated, Inc.

DAVID S. HUNTLEY '80
AT&T Inc.

BISHOP SCOTT J. JONES '81, '92
Houston Area
The United Methodist Church

 

PETER A. LODWICK '77, '80
President, SMU Alumni Board
ex officio

PAUL B. LOYD, JR. '68
PBL Investments

BOBBY B. LYLE '67
Lyco Holdings, Incorporated

MICHAEL McKEE '78
Dallas Area Bishop
The United Methodist Church

SCOTT J. McLEAN '78
Zions Bancorporation

DAVID B. MILLER '72, '73 (Vice-Chair)
EnCap Investments, L.P.

FRANCES A. MOODY-DAHLBERG '92
The Moody Foundation

CONNIE BLASS O'NEILL '77
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

THE REVEREND DR. SHERON COVINGTON PATTERSON '83, '89, 96
North Texas Conference
The United Methodist Church

SARAH FULLINWIDER PEROT '83
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

JEANNE L. PHILLIPS '76
Hunt Consolidated, Inc.

CAREN H. PROTHRO
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

THE REVEREND PAUL L. RASMUSSEN '04
Highland Park UMC

CARL SEWELL '66
Sewell Automotive Companies

JEANNE M. STEVENSON-MOESSNER
President Faculty Senate
ex officio

RICHARD K. TEMPLETON
Texas Instruments, Inc.

STEPHEN JAKE TORRES '11, '17
Student Representative
ex officio

R. GERALD TURNER
Southern Methodist University
ex officio

RICHARD WARE '68
Amarillo National Bank

ROYCE E. (ED) WILSON, SR.
Dreamcatcher Media, LLC

 

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