SMU UNBRIDLED: THE SECOND CENTURY CAMPAIGN

Campaign Leadership

 

September 12, 2008

A 15-member Campaign Leadership Council is headed by Convening Co-Chair Gerald J. Ford and Co-Chairs Ruth Altshuler, Ray L. Hunt, Caren H. Prothro and Carl Sewell. They will oversee the campaign's volunteer organization, which includes 39 steering committee co-chairs. To date, the campaign has enlisted 327 volunteers throughout the world.

CAMPAIGN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Campaign Leadership Council

Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler, ’48, Dallas; Campaign Co-Chair; civic and philanthropic leader; former chair of SMU Board of Trustees; current SMU trustee

Gerald J. Ford, ’66, ’69, Dallas; Convening Campaign Co-Chair; chairman of the board and CEO, Diamond A Ford Corporation; immediate past chair of SMU Board of Trustees; current SMU trustee

Ray L. Hunt, ’65, Dallas; Campaign Co-Chair; chairman and CEO, Hunt Oil Company; former chair of SMU Board of Trustees; current SMU trustee

Caren H. Prothro, Dallas; Campaign Co-Chair; civic and philanthropic leader; current SMU trustee

Carl Sewell, ’66, Dallas; Campaign Co-Chair; chairman, Sewell Automotive Companies; current chair of SMU Board of Trustees

Michael M. Boone, ’63, ’67, Dallas; founding partner, Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.; current SMU trustee

Gary T. Crum, ’69, Houston; president, CFP Foundation; current SMU trustee

Linda Pitts Custard, ’60, ’99, Dallas; general partner, Custard/Pitts Land and Cattle Co.; current SMU trustee

Robert H. Dedman, Jr., ’80, ’84, Dallas; president, DFI Management, Ltd.; current SMU trustee

Milledge A. Hart, III, Dallas; chairman, Hart Group, Inc.; former SMU trustee

Gene C. Jones, Dallas; civic and philanthropic leader; current SMU trustee

Jeanne L. Phillips, ’76, Dallas; senior vice president, Hunt Oil Company; current SMU trustee

John C. Tolleson, ’70, Dallas; chair and CEO, Tolleson Wealth Management; current SMU trustee

Richard Ware, ’68, Amarillo, Texas; president, Amarillo National Bank; former SMU trustee

R. Gerald Turner, president of SMU, ex officio

Campaign Steering Committee Leadership:

Steering Committee for Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Kelly Hoglund Compton, ’79, Dallas; executive director, Hoglund Foundation; current SMU trustee

Frederick B. Hegi, Jr., ’66, Dallas; founding partner, Wingate Partners; current SMU trustee

Cordelia Chávez Candelaria, dean of Dedman College, ex officio

Steering Committee for Cox School of Business

Frank M. Dunlevy, ’71; San Francisco; vice chair, Cowen and Company; current SMU trustee

David B. Miller, ’72, ’73, Dallas; managing director, EnCap Investments, L.P.; current SMU trustee

Albert W. Niemi, Jr., dean of Cox School of Business, ex officio

Steering Committee for Meadows School of the Arts

Linda Harris Gibbons, ’58, Dallas; arts and civic leader

John S. McFarland, ’59, ’61, Dallas; co-founder and president, Penn Davis McFarland, Inc.

Sarah Fullinwider Perot, ’83; Dallas; civic and philanthropic leader; current SMU trustee

José Antonio Bowen, dean of Meadows School of the Arts, ex officio

Steering Committee for the School of Engineering

Bobby B. Lyle, ’67, Dallas; Convening Committee Co-Chair; chairman, president and CEO, Lyco Holdings, Incorporated; current SMU trustee

Karen Livesay Shuford, ’70, Dallas; civic leader and charitable trust consultant, Bank of America

Geoffrey C. Orsak, dean of the School of Engineering, ex officio

 

Steering Committee for Dedman School of Law

Alan D. Feld, ’57, ’60; Dallas; Convening Committee Co-Chair; executive senior partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L.L.P.; current SMU trustee

Marilyn Hussman Augur, ’89, Dallas; president, Marilyn Augur Family Foundation

Ron K. Barger, ’81, Plano; general counsel, Archon Group, L.P.

George W. Bramblett, Jr., ’63, ’66, Dallas; senior partner, Haynes & Boone, L.L.P.

Philip J. Wise, ’78, ’81, Dallas; founder, Cienda Partners and president, Mission Holdings, Inc.

John B. Attanasio, dean of Dedman School of Law, ex officio

Steering Committee for Perkins School of Theology

Dodee Frost Crockett, ’03, Wimberley, Texas; first vice president of investments for Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management

The Rev. Michael McKee, ’78, Hurst, Texas; senior minister, First United Methodist Church

Kay Prothro Yeager, ’61, Wichita Falls, Texas; vice president, Perkins-Prothro Foundation

William B. Lawrence, dean of Perkins School of Theology, ex officio

Steering Committee for Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Richard H. Collins, '69, Dallas, chair and CEO, Richard Collins Enterprises, Inc.

Connie Blass O’Neill, ’77, Dallas; civic leader; current SMU trustee ex officio

David J. Chard, dean of Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development,

ex officio

Steering Committee for Central University Libraries

Ann Warmack Brookshire, ’77, Tyler, Texas; certified public accountant

Tavenner C. Lupton, III, ’79, Dallas; president, Lupshire Management Company, Inc.

Gillian M. McCombs, dean and director of Central University Libraries, ex officio

Steering Committee for Campus and Student Life

Craig James, ’83, Celina, Texas; college football analyst and founder, James Development Corporation

Richard Ware, ’68, Amarillo, Texas; president, Amarillo National Bank; former SMU trustee

Christine Casey, SMU vice president for business and finance, ex officio

Paul W. Ludden, SMU provost and vice president for academic affairs, ex officio

Lori S. White, SMU vice president for student affairs, ex officio

Steering Committee for Athletics

Denny R. Holman, ’67, Dallas; chairman of the board, Folsom Properties, Inc.

Paul B. Loyd, Jr., ’68, Houston; founder and principal, Loyd & Associates; current SMU trustee

Steve Orsini, SMU director of athletics, ex officio

Steering Committee for Atlanta

Jennifer D. Flanagan, ’82, Atlanta; Templeton International

Martin L. Flanagan, ’82, Atlanta; president and CEO, INVESCO, PLC

Steering Committee for Chicago

Royce E. (Ed) Wilson, Chicago; president, Tribune Broadcasting; current SMU trustee

Leslie Zahn Wilson, ’81, Chicago

Steering Committee for Houston

Scott J. McLean, ’78, Houston; president, Amegy Bank of Texas

Dennis E. Murphree, ’69, Houston; principal, Murphree Venture Partners

Steering Committee for Los Angeles

Marion O. Palley, Newport Beach, Calif.; civic and philanthropic leader

Roger B. Palley, Newport Beach; investment advisor, Neuberger Berman, L.L.C.

Kelly Allen Welsh, ’78, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Kevin D. Welsh, Pacific Palisades; senior managing director, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.

Steering Committee for New York City

James H. MacNaughton, ’72, ’73, New York; retired, former senior advisor and global partner, Rothschild, Inc.

Steering Committee for International Regions

Juan L. Elek, Mexico City; chair, Elek, Moreno Valle y Asociados; current SMU trustee

Helmut Sohmen, ’66; Hong Kong; chair, BW Corporation Limited; current SMU trustee

Ex-Officio Members

R. Gerald Turner, SMU president

Brad E. Cheves, SMU vice president of development and external affairs

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