With graduations taking place in stadiums and celebrated with neighborhood parades, SMU has just announced the newest members of its Board of Trustees, who will serve four-year terms. They include the following:
- Jennifer Burr Altabef ’78, J.D. ’81, civic and philanthropic leader, Dallas
- Tom Burish, provost of the University of Notre Dame, Granger, Indiana
- Martin Flanagan ’82, president and chief executive officer of Invesco Ltd, Atlanta, Georgia
- David Haley, J.D. ’86, president of HBK Capital Management, Fort Worth
- Bruce Robson ’74, managing partner of Robvest, Dallas
- Christa Brown-Sanford, J.D. ’04, partner and deputy department chair of Intellectual Property at Baker Botts LLP, Dallas
Joining the Board will also be ex officio members SMU Faculty Senate President Aurélie Thiele and SMU student representatives Chris Earles, who will be serving one-year terms.
According to SMU President R. Gerald Turner, “We are pleased to welcome these new members, grateful for the service of our outgoing trustees and appreciative of the continued hard work of our current board. SMU greatly benefits from the experience and collective wisdom of this important governing body charged with overseeing the mission of this University.”
Finishing up their terms on the board are Antoine L. V. Dijkstra; Juan Gonzalez; Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey ’99; The Reverend Dr. Sheron Covington Patterson ’83, ’89, ’96; Royce E. (Ed) Wilson Sr.; and ex officio members SMU Faculty Senate President Timothy Rosendale and SMU student representative Corinne E. Gibson ’20.
Thanks to her “past extraordinary services and leadership” on the board, Gene Jones was named trustee emerita earlier this year. SMU has had only a dozen who have received this distinction.