Development and External Affairs

Development and External Affairs

Corporate Engagement


Welcome to SMU’s Office of Corporate Engagement. Our office provides you a portal for connections across SMU. Whether your company seeks global-level student talent, wants to partner with premier faculty researchers, support or collaborate with academic and community initiatives or provide employees continuing educational opportunities, our team is ready to guide you throughout the University to realize your value proposition!
Contact us:
Rob Strauss
Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations / 214-768-7505
Tim Angell
Director of Corporate Engagement / 214-768-7727

Resources for Companies – Connecting Across Campus

Check out the links below to University offices and programs already assisting companies of all sizes and sectors. 

Executive education/customizable continuing education programs:
Small business/startup resources:

Resources for Faculty/Staff

Our team stands ready to support faculty and staff in pursuing and securing funding from corporations and corporate foundations. 

  • Sample partnership models
  • Gifts
  • Gifts-in-kind
  • Grants
  • Co-location
  • Joint appointment at company and university
  • Key Research Initiatives

The University possesses faculty and subject experts in many areas, with these sectors as premier: