SMU's Board of Trustees
I think the Board of Trustees has been one of the really important design features of SMU. Its role is essentially to bring wider experience and wisdom. It helps with checks and balances. It helps, I imagine, with status positioning of the university. It’s very hard to get a new university into the consciousness of the international community. You can’t really do it by running advertisements in The Economist, there are thousands of universities that do that. There has got to be a way of lifting the visibility, but also creating a cache for that institution that lets people see very quickly that you’re a serious-minded institution and endeavour.