SMU to Present Trustee Gary T. Crum with Distinguished Alumni Award Tonight

Gary T. Crum

Crum, along with three two others (Eddie Bernice Johnson not among them) will officially be distinguished alumni after tonight.

Here’s his official SMU biography:

Crum is a founder and former director of AIM Management Group, Inc. Founded in 1976, with three employees, two chairs, a table and a telephone, AIM grew into a leading investment firm. After many acquisitions, the company remains among the world’s largest independent global investment managers with more than 5,000 employees.

Crum earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from SMU’s Cox School of Business in 1969, and was honored in 2001 with the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award. He earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business and was inducted into that school’s Hall of Fame in 2004. He is also the former chair of the McCombs School Advisory Council. Crum is a member of SMU’s Board of Trustees and is on the Executive Board of the Cox School of Business.

In 2006, Crum provided the leadership gift for the 43,000-square foot Crum Basketball Center, which opened in 2008. Other Crum contributions to SMU include the Crum Auditorium in the Cox School of Business’ Collins Executive Education Center and scholarship support for Cox.

Since retiring in 2003, Crum and his family foundation, CFP Foundation, have promoted and shaped minority education in Houston and the State of Texas.

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About Meredith Shamburger

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