Building business leaders

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Building business leaders

SMU is blazing a trail into the next era of business education. We have undertaken a two-year, $140 million renovation and expansion project to create the David B. Miller Business Quadrangle – the facilities needed to train students for an ever-more collaborative and technologically integrated world. Enter our virtual experience to experience the new classrooms and collaborative spaces in our future facilities.

Launch virtual experience




Overview video

Thanks to a community of donors who gave more than $100 million during the first phase of the project, we celebrated the groundbreaking of the David B. Miller Business Quadrangle on May 6, 2022. Check out this video to learn how the Cox School facilities contribute to our overarching vision to foster educational distinction, industry research and business leadership on the Hilltop.

A foundation for excellence

Through the renovation and expansion of its facilities, the Cox School will inspire students, welcome visitors and promote new ways of approaching the Cox School’s unique opportunities and thought-provoking challenges during its second 100 years. We invite you to join our illustrious group of supporters in taking SMU’s enterprising spirit out into the world to benefit current and future generations.


We thank the donors who make it possible

Many donors have already invested in the future of business education on the Hilltop. Their contributions to the Cox School of Business renovation and expansion project will ignite excellence in our students and inspire innovation on the Hilltop for generations to come.

As of March 2023

$25 million lead donor

David B. Miller ’72, ’73 and Carolyn L. Miller and The David B. Miller Family Foundation

$5 million – $24.9 million


Jane R. Bolin and Pat S. Bolin ’73

Gina L. Bridwell and Tucker S. Bridwell ’73, ’74

Gary T. Crum ’69 and Sylvie P. Crum

Fritz Duda and Mary Lee Duda and The Fritz and Mary Lee Duda Foundation

Aurelia C. Heppner and Brad K. Heppner ’88

Katy A. Miller and Kyle D. Miller ’01

Kim M. Shaddock and William C. Shaddock ’74

Bryan S. Sheffield ’01 and Sharoll M. Sheffield

$1 million – $4.9 million


Allison T. Benners and Frederick H. Benners, Jr. ’90, ’97

Jennifer Tucker Clyde ’85 and R. Andrew Clyde ’85 and Murphy USA

Susan Smith Cooper ’62

Harlan R. Crow and Katherine Raymond Crow ’94

Katherine E. Georgas and William J. Georgas

Bert A. Getz, Jr. ’89 and Susan Getz

Mark C. Griege ’81 and Peggy Griege

Barry M. Kitt and Beth M. Kitt

Michael T. McGuire ’05 and Natalie K. McGuire

Morris Foundation

$100,000 – $999,999

Lawson C. Allen and Mary Lauren Allen

Katherine J. Bayne and Samuel G. Bayne, II

Lackland H. Bloom, III ’95, ’97

Jilene K. Boghetich ’76 and Tony Boghetich ’75

Angela K. Christopher and Gregory L. Christopher

Jeffrey B. Craig and Aisha Haque

Candise B. Dunleavy and Kevin B. Dunleavy, Sr.

Kristine S. Johnson and Scott A. Johnson ’86

Laura R. Lodwick and Peter A. Lodwick ’77, ’80

Bobby B. Lyle ’67

Heidi W. Perry and Timothy E. Perry

Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation

Robert E. Richey

Jane L. Rimer and Kirk L. Rimer ’89

Leigh Schomburg Ryan ’97

Charles A. Schumacher ’79

$25,000 – $99,999

Anthony L. Abbattista and Elizabeth H. Abbattista

Lynn Alexander and Christopher E. Morris

Carrie McCune Katigan ’89 and Steven M. Katigan ’89, ’94

Frank A. McGrew, IV ’90 and Neely P. McGrew

Ashley Eastham Pitts ’01

Cameron D. Sewell and Sandra M. Sewell

Catherine Susser and Sam L. Susser

Less than $25,000

Daniel Aguirre and Elizabeth Aguirre

Erin McCarthy Alexander ’78 and William B. Alexander

Candace P. Alley and Gerald B. Alley ’75

Marcia Armstrong

William Bancroft, Jr.

Rob V. Barnes, III ’07

E. Paul Bigham ’70, ’75 and Sandra J. Bigham

Cody K. Boghetich ’07, ’10 and Jessica North Boghetich ’08

David B. Boldrick ’70 and Susan Boldrick

Kristen Brown and S. Matthew Brown ’95

Alexander Carey and Elizabeth Carey

A. Camille Carlsen ’20

James Carlsen

Maya G. Carlsen ’20, ’21

Jorge J. Castro ’98 and Ximena Castro

Manvinder S. Chopra ’98

Robert L. Cline ’02

Gwendolyn F. Croce and James M. Croce ’79

Annie B. Crum ’02

Kathryn Donald and Ronnie W. Donald ’71

Daniel A. Doxey ’07 and Jennifer W. Doxey

Farley Hooper Erikson ’90 and Steven B. Erikson

Jennifer E. Fishburne

Casey J. Flanagan ’12 and Kelsey Adams Flanagan ’12

Alan W. Gesalman ’84 and Anne Belli

James H. Graass, Sr. and Susan A. Graass

Eric L. Gross ’95

Cheryl Marchus Hall ’73 and John A. Hall ’71, ’73, ’79

Leslie J. Howard ’82

Catherine B. Howell and William R. Howell, Sr.

Mark E. Hubert and Patricia Treloar Hubert ’75

Cher Thomas Jacobs ’73 and David M. Jacobs

Gregory W. Kitt ’08

Richard C. Klein ’70

Gerard G. Lebar, Jr. ’20

Donna J. Medeiros and Michael S. Medeiros

Max P. Meggs ’06

Catherine M. Miller and Craig M. Miller

Connie Blass O’Neill ’77

Catherine Bram Orr ’92 and Mark F. Orr ’92

Mary Kay Prchal and Thomas P. Prchal

Barton Wade Schaller ’90 and Libby Alexander Schaller ’89

James A. Scott and Kristen Darcey Scott ’04

Joel W. Silverstein and Lisa Silverstein

June A. Stoddard and Ross W. Stoddard, III ’72

Kathryn Surls and Lynn O. Surls ’67, ’72

Douglas F. Tinker ’90

Geoffrey T. Werner ’07

James F. Yeager ’77 and Kelly Yeager





Future facilities

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Spaces to spark new ideas

Floor plan lower level

  1. Heppner Family Commons
  2. Crum Family Auditorium
  3. Duda Family Business Library
  4. Bistro
  5. Beth and Barry Kitt Suite for the Kitt Investing and Trading Center
  6. Cary M. Maguire Foundation Suite for the Maguire Energy Institute
  7. Career Management Center Suite
  8. Crow Gallery
  9. Behavioral Science Laboratory Suite
  10. Distance Learning Laboratory Suite
  11. Reading Room
  12. Student Success (Testing) Center Suite
  13. Georges Auditorium
  14. Lower Level Wing
  15. Mezzanine Wing
  • A. Classroom
    • A1. Robert D. Rogers and Texas Industries Classroom
    • A2. Union Pacific Classroom
    • A3. Haggar Foundation Classroom
    • A4. Bank of America Classroom
    • A5. Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation Classroom
    • A6. Bert A. Getz, Jr. and Globe Foundation Classroom
  • B. Team Room
    • B1. Richey Family Team Room
    • B2. Bayne Family Team Room
    • B3. Johnson Family Team Room
    • B4. Allen Family Team Room

  1. Katy and Kyle Miller Courtyard
  2. Plaza
  3. EY Gallery
  4. Dean’s Suite
  5. Commons Overlook
  6. Gina and Tucker Bridwell Suite for the Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom
  7. William S. Spears Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership
  8. Business Leadership Center and Institute
  9. McGuire Family Suite for BBA Admissions, Academic Advising and Records
  10. Rimer Family Suite for Alumni Relations and External Affairs
  11. Morris Foundation Suite for Graduate Student Services
  12. Graduate Student Lounge
  13. North Wing (1st Level)
  14. South Wing (1st Level)
  • A. Classroom
    • A1. Luther King Capital Management Classroom
    • A2. Schumacher Family Classroom
  • B. Team Room
    • B1. Ryan Family Team Room
    • B2. Christopher Family Team Room
    • B3. Craig Family Team Room
    • B4. Holman Family Team Room
    • B5. Pitts Family Team Room
  • C. Lobby
    • C1. Mark and Peggy Griege Lobby – Maguire Building
    • C2. Benners Family Lobby – Crow Building

Floor plan level two

  1. Brierley Institute for Customer Engagement
  2. Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship
  3. Hart Institute for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  4. Folsom Institute for Real Estate
  5. Albert W. Niemi Center for Economic Growth and Leadership Development
  6. EnCap Investments and LCM Group Alternative Asset Management Center / Don Jackson Center for Financial Studies
  7. JCPenney Center for Retail Excellence
  8. Engaged Global Learning
  9. Faculty Lounge
  10. Clyde/Murphy USA Boardroom
  11. Seminar Room
  12. North Wing (2nd Level)
  13. South Wing (2nd Level)
  • B. Team Room
  • C. Lobby
  • D. Conference Room – Boulevard View
  • E. Conference Room – Courtyard View
    • E1 Perry Family Conference Room

Floor plan level 3

  1. Cooper Terrace
  2. Graduate Admissions Suite
  3. East Wing (3rd Level)
  • C. Lobby
    • C1. Georgas Family Terrace Lobby
  • F. Conference Room –Terrace View