Faculty and Staff Giving

Every day, SMU faculty and staff help shape the lives of countless students, peers and community members. Their efforts – whether in the office or in the classroom, locally or abroad – create world changers.

In addition to your time and talent, your current-use gift as part of SMU’s annual faculty and staff giving effort has an immediate impact on students today. Your ongoing support powers the ambitious efforts of SMU students who will no doubt change the world in the years ahead.


President’s Partners

SMU faculty and staff members directly support the work of their colleagues and enhance the student experience through the President’s Partners program. Gifts can be made by payroll deduction, credit card, or check. Donors who give $100 or more each fiscal year (June 1 through May 31) will receive special recognition. For inquiries about President’s Partners program grants, contact the Provost’s Office at 214-768-2816. For questions about the President’s Partners program, please e-mail fsgiving@smu.edu or call 214-768-4748. Based on the number of years of giving, faculty and staff who give at least $100 in SMU’s fiscal year to the President’s Partners program receive a special pin.

President Turner and Peruna



Fredrick I. Olness, Co-chair

Jennifer “JJ” Jones ’93, ’99, Co-chair


Kurt Pottkotter

Darrick Roberson

Business and Finance



SMU Libraries

Carolyn Keenon

Julia Stewart

Cox School of Business

Jim Bryan

Don Shelly

Dedman College

Luisa del Rosal ’08,’15


Dedman School of Law

Becca Henley

JoAnn Hubbard

Development and External Affairs

Matt Hunt

Legal Affairs

Paul Ward

Lyle School of Engineering

Thomas Siems

Emily Newsome

Meadows School of the Arts

Jay Hengst

Christopher Dolder

Perkins School of Theology

Ellen Frost ’85


Office of the President


Office of Information Technology


Aren Cambre ’99, ’03, ’14

Provost/Academic Affairs



Simmons School of Education and Human Development



Student Affairs

Renee’ Gibson ’05


Ex-Officio Members

R. Gerald Turner

Brad E. Cheves