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Peggy and Carl Sewell share a lifelong relationship with SMU. Mr. Sewell, chairman of Sewell Automotive Companies and author of Customers for Life, received a B.B.A. degree with a double major in banking and finance and in economics from SMU in 1966. Mrs. Sewell graduated from SMU in 1972 with a B.F.A. in art history and is a highly respected civic leader. She serves as a member of the board of trustees and executive committee for the Dallas Museum of Art and as a member of The MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors. Mr. and Mrs. Sewell’s two children, Carl and Jacquelin, both earned M.S.M. degrees from SMU’s Cox School of Business and work in the family business.
       Mr. and Mrs. Sewell are active at the University on a daily basis. Mrs. Sewell serves as a member of the Meadows School of the Arts Executive Board and has co-chaired with Mr. Sewell the Annual Giving Campaign. Mr. Sewell is a member of the Board of Trustees, having served as chair from 2006 to 2010, during which time SMU experienced remarkable improvement in student quality. Mr. Sewell also was chair during the planning period and public launch of SMU’s current capital campaign. He serves as co-chair of that effort as well as co-chair of The Second Century Celebration. Mr. Sewell has dedicated his time and leadership to many other SMU boards and committees.