Centennial Academic Symposium: Speakers and Panels

Welcome Remarks

James K. Hopkins
Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, Clements Department of History, SMU Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences (Symposium Chair)
Paul W. Ludden
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Southern Methodist University
R. Gerald Turner
President, Southern Methodist University


Featured Speaker

Reflections on a University in a Great City
Henry S. Bienen
President Emeritus, Northwestern University


Panel Discussion

Educating America’s Workers for Tomorrow’s Jobs

Addressing the following: How is the global workforce changing and what do America’s employers need from today’s universities to address and leverage those changes?

Panel Discussion Moderator:
Albert W. Niemi, Jr.
Dean, SMU Edwin L. Cox School of Business

Session Panelists:
William A. Blase, Jr.
Senior Executive Vice President - Human Resources, AT&T
W. Michael Cox
Director, William J. O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, SMU Edwin L. Cox School of Business (Session Chair)
Philip D. Gardner
Director, Collegiate Employment Research Institute, Michigan State University
Duy-Loan Le
Senior Fellow, Texas Instruments
Board of Directors, National Instruments


Luncheon and Keynote Address

Higher Education for the Public Good
John C. Burkhardt
Professor of Higher Education and Director, The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, University of Michigan


 

Panel Discussion

The 21st Century Multicultural City

Addressing the following: What is the impact of the region’s growing diversity on education, politics, health care, religion and culture and how can universities and the city partner to address these issues?

Panel Discussion Moderator:
The Reverend Sheron C. Patterson
Director of Communications, North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, and Member, SMU Board of Trustees

Session Panelists:
The Honorable Rafael Anchía
Texas House of Representatives
Caroline B. Brettell
University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, SMU Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences (Session Co-chair)
Brent A. Brown
Founding Director, bcWORKSHOP and the Dallas CityDesign Studio
G. Reid Lyon
Associate Dean and Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, SMU Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Yolette García
Assistant Dean for External Affairs and Outreach, SMU Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development (Session Co-chair)


 

Panel Discussion

Technology and the City of the Future

Addressing the following: How will the city be shaped by ever-changing technologies in the areas of transportation, energy and the environment and how can we be leaders in that transformation?

Panel Discussion Moderator:
Geoffrey C. Orsak
Dean, SMU Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering

Session Panelists:
Betsy del Monte, FAIA, LEED BD+C
Principal, Director of Sustainability, The Beck Group
Arthur L. George, Jr.
Senior Vice President and Manager of Analog Engineering Operations, Texas Instruments
Hunter L. Hunt
Chairman and CEO, Hunt Oil Company
William T. Solomon
Retired Chairman/CEO, Austin Industries
Robert L. Zollars
President, Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
Bijan Mohraz
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, SMU Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering (Session Chair)

 


 

Panel Discussion

Students and the Common Good

Addressing the following: How can today's students serve and learn from their communities?

Panel Discussion Moderator:
Jill De Temple
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Session Panelists:
Jillian R. Frederick, SMU '14
SMU Hilltop Scholar
Matthew C. Gayer, SMU '12
SMU President's Scholar and 2011 Truman Scholar
Founder and Executive Director, Health Literacy Dallas (Session Co-chair)
Bethany Mackingtee, SMU '12
Student Representative to the University Conduct Board
Student Representative to the Board of Trustees Student Affairs Committee
Adriana Martinez, SMU '12
SMU President’s Scholar and
Student Representative, SMU Board of Trustees
Warren Seay, Jr., SMU '10
J.D. Candidate, SMU Dedman School of Law
President, DeSoto ISD School Board
James K. Hopkins
Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, Clements Department of History, SMU Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences (Symposium Chair and Session Co-chair)

 


Closing Remarks

 

William B. Lawrence
Dean and Professor of American Church History, SMU Perkins School of Theology

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