SMU Trustees in the News

We’re introducing a new feature here, titled “SMU Trustees in the News.” The idea being that our Board of Trustees is comprised of a lot of people, and those people are pretty noteworthy.

We begin by noting that three of our trustees received a pair of false eyelashes from Glenn Close during her recent visit to Dallas. Yes, you read that correctly.

According to the Dallas Morning News’ Alan Peppard:

Luckily for a small group of Dallas women, Close kept every pair of fake eyelashes she wore in her Tony Award-winning role as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. She could only wear a pair once. After each show, she would pack them away and mark the date.

The trustees? Gene Jones, Linda Pitts Custard, and Ruth Altshuler.

SMU Trustee and former First Lady Laura Bush opened the 2010 National Book Festival.

Paul B. Loyd Jr. is a member of the Circle of Champions, a fundraising group for SMU Athletics.

Antonio O. Garza writes an OpEd in the Houston Chronicle on Mexico’s 200th birthday.

Gene Jones wants the Cowboys to have a presence at Super Bowl XLV:

In fact, Gene Jones, wife of owner Jerry Jones and honorary co-chair of the Kickoff Concert Series, asked the board “not to give up” on the Cowboys.

“We want the Cowboys to have a presence at the Super Bowl,” she said, “and the best way is to play there.”

Clark K. Hunt becomes CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs in addition to Chairman.


About Meredith Shamburger

Meredith is a journalist working for the Longview News-Journal in Longview, Texas.
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