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Lisa Chou

Director of Development
Meadows Development and External Affairs

Lisa Chou is director of development for Meadows School of the Arts’ office of Development and External Affairs. In this role, she oversees all fundraising activities for the school, supervises alumni relations and serves as a liaison to the Meadows executive board.

For 20 years, Chou has served in various roles at SMU. Most recently she worked with the University’s Development and External Affairs (DEA) team to successfully complete SMU’s $1 billion Second Century Campaign. As an assistant vice president for DEA, Chou also directed University fundraising events as well as the donor services and stewardship teams. From 2008 to 2013, Chou served on the executive leadership team of the George W. Bush Foundation to facilitate the design, construction and launch of The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and The George W. Bush Institute on the SMU campus.

Prior to joining SMU, Chou worked at a Dallas-based real estate development firm and at the United States Embassy in Paris, France. She earned a B.A. in English from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from SMU’s Cox School of Business.

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