About the Clements Center

The Benefactors of the Clements Center

Governor and Mrs. William P. Clements
Louis Beecherl
The Philip R. Jonsson Foundation
The Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation 
Tex Moncrief
The Summerfield Roberts Foundation
The Summerlee Foundation
Anonymous Donors

Thanks to our generous benefactors, the Clements Center is now an internationally known catalyst for research, publishing, and public programming in a variety of disciplines related to the American Southwest and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. 

In May 2005, on the even of the Center's tenth anniversary, the Texas House of Representatives issued a lengthy proclamation commending the Clements Center for "its outstanding contributions to preserving the rich story of the American Southwest and the borderlands."

Image: Clements Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new offices on Novemer 2, 2009.   Left to right:  David J. Weber, founding director; George Bayoud, chair of the Clements Center board; Governor and Mrs. Bill Clements, founding benefactors; R. Gerald Turner, president of SMU.  Photo © SMU, Hillsman Jackson.