Celebrating 100 years of Business Education

Celebrating a True Visionary: Edwin L. Cox, Sr.

On October 15, 2020, as part of celebrating 100 years of business education at SMU, the SMU Cox School of Business honored Edwin L. Cox, Sr. ’42 with the inaugural Cox Visionary Award for his extraordinary leadership and contributions to the business community. Mr. Cox, for whom SMU’s business school was named in 1978, exemplifies the vision, civic engagement and can-do spirit that inspire the best in all of us today and shape the business world changers of tomorrow.

"One Hundred Years of Business Education at SMU"

The Future of Business Education at SMU

During the next 100 years, the SMU Cox School of Business will work closely with the North Texas business community to remain internationally competitive and transform our educational programs to meet the rapidly shifting times. The Cox School will attract outstanding, diverse talent with scholarships for students of all backgrounds and expanded, modernized spaces that foster collaborative learning. Cox School faculty at the forefront of global thought leadership on business will educate those who will lead our North Texas community and change our world.

SMU Cox 1920-2020

Breaking Ground on the Second Century

As we launch our second hundred years, SMU Cox continues to strive for excellence in the business education we offer and in the future leaders we help develop.

Matthew B. Myers

Dean, SMU Cox School of Business, Tolleson Chair of Business Leadership

The Cox Network  by the Numbers

  • Countries with Cox Alumni

    40+
  • Cox Alumni Worldwide

    40,000
  • Cox Executive Mentors

    260+

SMU Cox in the Next Century.

Join us in our celebration! Nominate a Cox Ally, post your SMU Cox memories on social media hashtag #cox100, let us know what you are up to!