The Cox School of Business, which was started in Dallas almost one hundred years ago on the campus of Southern Methodist University, has enhanced its board with a new member.

With more than thirty years financial skill, Highland Capital Management’s co-founder and president, James Dondero has been appointed to the board and will increase Highland’s dedication to SMU and its policies.

The board, which meets three times a year, is made up of approximately 100 appointed members, most of whom are non-academics, who recommend options on the policies and approaches of the school.

Dondero commented in a statement that he is privileged to lend a hand with the current numerous growth and initiatives at the Cox School at SMU.

The management firm and the university have worked together for several years through programs that take in helping students track their academic and professionals goals through a scholars program as well as through support of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Dondero began his career as an analyst in 1984 in the Morgan Guaranty Training Program following graduation from the University of Virginia. Over the years he has become an expert in the credit and equity markets.

Active in philanthropy, Highland Capital Management donates more than $3 million a year to charities through the Dallas Foundation which supports humanitarian topics such as health, education and veterans. Learn more about James Dondero:

The Cox School of business offers undergraduate and graduate business education programs that include BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, MA/MBA degrees as well as Executive Education and other programs.

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  1. He is Chairman of the Board of CCS Medical, NexBank and NexPoint as well as a board member on the Board of Directors for American Banknote and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He also provides guidance to many local beneficiaries by being board members. This is definitely a fast way for to get these things from them as soon as possible.

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