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SMU Board of Trustees

Caren Prothro - Chair R. Gerald Turner SMU President

Caren Prothro
Chair

R. Gerald Turner
President

Welcome                                        

The Board of Trustees is the principal governance authority of Southern Methodist University.

The Board of Trustees is composed of 42 members, including 3 bishops and 9 other trustees recommended by the South Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church; 26 trustees recommended by the Board; and 4 ex officio members (the President of the University and one representative each of the Students' Association, the Faculty Senate, and the Alumni Board). The Board of Trustees meets four times a year (in February, May, September, and December).

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the election of the President and establishes policies for the governance of the University. Members of the Board dedicate their expertise and resources to the advancement of SMU and play an integral role in the implementation of the mission and strategic plan of the University.

Questions concerning the SMU Board of Trustees may be directed to the Office of the Secretary.

We appreciate your interest in Southern Methodist University.

Board Members

CAREN H. PROTHRO (Chair)
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

RUTH ALTSHULER
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

WILLIAM D. ARMSTRONG
Armstrong Oil and Gas, Inc.

MICHAEL M. BOONE
Haynes & Boone, LLP

BRADLEY W. BROOKSHIRE
Brookshire Grocery Company

LAURA WELCH BUSH
Former First Lady of the United States

PASTOR RICHIE L. BUTLER
National Development at CityView

KELLY H. COMPTON
The Hoglund Foundation

JEANNE TOWER COX
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

REV. W. MARK CRAIG
Highland Park United
Methodist Church

KATHERINE R. CROW
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

GARY T. CRUM
CFP Foundation

ROBERT H. DEDMAN, JR.
DFI Management, Ltd.

ANTOINE L. V. DIJKSTRA
Implexus Capital & Partners

BISHOP JAMES E. DORFF
San Antonio Episcopal Area
The United Methodist Church

LARRY R. FAULKNER
Retired President
Houston Endowment Inc.

GERALD J. FORD
Diamond A Ford Corporation

ANTONIO O. GARZA, JR.
White & Case, S.C.

JAMES R. GIBBS
Retired Chairman
Frontier Oil Corporation

FREDERICK B. HEGI JR.
Wingate Partners

CLARK K. HUNT
Kansas City Chiefs and FC Dallas

RAY L. HUNT
Hunt Consolidated, Inc.

 

 

GENE C. JONES
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

BISHOP SCOTT J. JONES
Great Plains Area
The United Methodist Church

FREDRICK LEACH
Urology Specialist

PAUL B. LOYD, JR.
PBL Enterprises

BOBBY B. LYLE
Lyco Holdings, Incorporated

BISHOP MICHAEL McKEE
Dallas Area Bishop
The United Methodist Church

SCOTT McLEAN
Amegy Bank of Texas

LESLIE MELSON
President
SMU Alumni Board

DAVID B. MILLER
EnCap Investments, L.P.

CONNIE O'NEILL
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

REV. SHERON PATTERSON
North Texas Conference
The United Methodist Church

SARAH PEROT
Civic and Philanthropic Leader

JEANNE L. PHILLIPS
Hunt Consolidated, Inc.

SANTANU ROY
President
SMU Faculty Senate

CARL SEWELL
Sewell Automotive Companies

RICHARD K. TEMPLETON
Texas Instruments, Inc.

R. GERALD TURNER
Southern Methodist University
ex officio

GEORGE UTKOV
Student Trustee Representative

RICHARD WARE
Amarillo National Bank

ROYCE E. (ED) WILSON
Dreamcatcher Media LLC