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Message from President R. Gerald Turner

Dear Faculty and Staff,

R. Gerald TurnerThank you for your participation in the 2012-2013 Faculty and Staff funding drive supporting The Second Century Campaign. I am so pleased with the strong support that has been shown. Last year, over 1,200 faculty and staff members – 57% – gave nearly $800,000 to SMU, helping to fund student scholarships, enhance the campus experience, and attract and retain outstanding faculty.

As we begin a new academic year, first let me thank those of you who support the campaign on an ongoing basis through recurring payroll deductions. This is an easy way to participate, and once enrolled, nothing further needs to be done unless you wish to change the amount or designation of your gift. If you prefer, you can show your support of SMU this year by making a single-payment donation. As a reminder, gifts to any area on campus support the campaign, whether endowment or operating funds and including the Crain Family Centennial Promenade and the President’s Partners program.

Once again this year, each school and unit will have a participation goal. Click here to see your department’s goal for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Thank you for your continued support of SMU.

Best regards,
R. Gerald Turner
President