A. KENNETH PYE AND JUDITH KING PYE ENDOWED PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP
SMU Board of Trustees, Donors
A. Kenneth Pye was named the ninth president of SMU in 1987. Mr. Pye served the University with distinction until his resignation three weeks before his death in 1994. As president of SMU, Mr. Pye advanced diversity on the campus, increased the endowment by 43 percent, reestablished ﬁscal stability and supported academic integrity as hallmarks of the institution. Prior to coming to SMU, Mr. Pye served Duke University in several capacities: professor of law, university counsel, director of international studies, dean of the law school, chancellor and acting president. Mr. and Mrs. Pye met in Washington, D.C., and during their marriage Mrs. Pye devoted herself to supporting her husband in his career. Their son, Henry Williams Pye ’97, graduated from SMU with J.D. and M.B.A. degrees. He currently serves as Vice President for RealPage, Inc., based in Carrollton, Texas.