David M. Davis II
Sandra Setnick Zucker
As Assistant Director of Career Counselling in the Hegi Family Career Development Center, Caryn is the epitome of hard work, dedication to students, innovation, and collaboration. She has a Master of Education in Counseling degree and is pursuing her certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor. In the Heigi Center, she serves 1st and 2nd year students with the highest number of career assessments. She launched the Center’s social media presence which allowed them to be ranked as one of the “Top 50 University Career Centers using Twitter”. She achieved a partnership between SMU and Road Trip Nation, a PBS Series featuring students conducting informational interviews with top executives and celebrities across the country. In Fall 2009, when alcohol violations given to first-year students was extremely high, she volunteered her time to facilitate night meetings in the residence halls to address alcohol issues. Caryn has gone the extra mile in building strong relationships in the Meadows School of the Arts and has done an excellent job counseling Meadows students with their wide-ranging career counseling needs.
Pete became an essential part of the grounds crew in the Landscape Management Department when he began working at SMU in 2007. He quickly emerged as a trusted and respected leader among the grounds keepers, transcending different cultures and spoken languages. His positive approach to his work is infectious and pulls the other team members along with him. He is one of the most dependable, hard workers in the group, working efficiently, safely, and with an amazing steadfast good attitude. Pete is extremely knowledgeable and contributes to solutions and innovating from the resources at hand. Pete’s ability to accomplish an amazing amount of quality work without a single complaint is admired by his coworkers and supervisors. He is proud to be a part of the SMU Community and is honored to work beautifying the campus especially in the northeast portion of campus.
Richard came to the SMU Police Department in 1999 and was promoted to Chief of Police in 2007. The employees under Rick’s leadership say that he is an exceptional leader and supervisor who treats them in a highly professional and positive manner. His care is not only for his staff but also for the SMU community and for the individuals he deals with on a daily basis. He allows his officers to train to the fullest extent for the job they are required to do. During crisis situations, his wisdom has allowed him to resolve these situations and solve problems while always keeping a calm composure. He is a role model who instills faith and confidence and is a man of his word. The commitment and values he exhibits when dealing with the faculty, students, parents and staff is of such high caliber that his staff feels that it is an honor to work both for him and with him.
Bill was born in Kenedy, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree in Guidance and Counseling from Texas A&M, Commerce and his doctorate in Higher Education from the University of North Texas. Bill has been at SMU since 1977, where he first was the coordinator of production services in University College Media Services. He has held numerous positions in the library and served on many campus wide committees contributing to the culture and work life for campus as a whole. Bill created the SMU Video Archives series where senior and/ or retired members of the SMU family are interviewed in order for their stories and memories to be kept alive. While serving as Vice-President for Recognition on the Staff Association Board, he and the Recognition Committee developed a report to President Turner that ultimately led to the creation of the four Presidential Awards. He served as the President of the SMU Staff Association in 2007-08. Bill currently serves as the Director of Human Resources and Facilities for Central University Libraries. Bill and his wife, Rosanne, have three children, Matthew, Rachel, and Hannah.