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Award-Winning Dean

Gail O. Turner, Gillian M. McCombs, Caren Prothro, Kathy Barry

Gillian M. McCombs (second from left), Dean and Director of Central University Libraries, was honored with the first annual "Contributing to Our University Award" presented by the SMU Woman's Club in December. Club members pictured with her are (from left) Gail O. Turner, wife of SMU President R. Gerald Turner; Caren Prothro, chair of SMU's Board of Trustees; and Kathy Barry, club president and wife of Thomas E. Barry, vice president for executive affairs at SMU and professor of marketing in the Cox School of Business. The SMU Woman's Club established the award last year to honor "a current or former member of the SMU community who has demonstrated an exemplary and positive impact on the University and its constituency by building community, enhancing wellness, promoting diversity, creating innovative projects or activities, and exhibiting leadership among students and colleagues."