R. Gerald Turner

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President of Southern Methodist University

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According to Wikipedia, Robert Gerald Turner is the President of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. One of the most highly-compensated university presidents in the United States, Turner has been hailed as a "transformational" figure who helped rehabilitate SMU's national reputation following the infamous 1980s football scandal and NCAA death penalty. His tenure as president, the longest in SMU history, has also been marked by legal confirmation of the university's independence from the United Methodist Church, unprecedented campus expansion and building, and record-breaking capital campaigns, as SMU's endowment surpassed $1 billion.

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