May 5, 2006

SAN ANTONIO LEADER MARK NERIO
ELECTED SECRETARY OF SMU BOARD OF TRUSTEES

DALLAS (SMU) — San Antonio business and civic leader Mark Nerio was elected to a second term as secretary of Southern Methodist University’s Board of Trustees at the Board meeting on May 5. Nerio is vice president of Community Relations for Citibank Texas.

“Mark Nerio has provided strong leadership on the Board of Trustees as a member, committee chair, and secretary of the Board,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “As a lay leader in The United Methodist Church, he has a deep understanding of the Church’s values in supporting high-quality education. And as a San Antonio leader, he represents an important constituency of the University. We look forward to his continuing leadership role as secretary of the Board.”

Nerio has been a member of the SMU Board of Trustees since 1993 and has served as secretary of the Board since 2004. His committee service on the Board has included vice chair of Academic Policy, Planning and Management; chair and vice chair of Student Affairs; and member of the Legal and Government Affairs Committee. He currently serves as chair of SMU’s Library Executive Board. Nerio earned a B.A. degree from SMU in 1978 and a Master of Education degree from Harvard University in 1979.

Nerio’s civic leadership activities have included membership on the boards of United Way of San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library Foundation, San Antonio/Mexico Friendship Council, United Negro College Fund, and Detroit and Dallas Urban Leagues.

His leadership activities in The United Methodist Church have included membership on the Board of Directors of the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation and the Executive and Investment Committees of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. He has served as chair of the Church’s Division of Diaconal Ministry and chair of Higher Education and Diaconal Ministry for the Rio Grande Conference. He is a member of University United Methodist Church in San Antonio and chair of that church's Pastor Parish Relations Committee. He has served on the boards of Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri, and Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

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