Congratulations to Gerald B. Alley as a New Member in the SMU Board of Trustees

Gerald B. Alley, a 1975 graduate of the SMU Cox College School of Business with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, in his wildest imagination, never would have believed to be invited to serve on the SMU Board of Trustees over 40 years later.

“I remember the first day of applying to the Graduate Program. The Dean of the Graduate Program asked what my goals were after obtaining a graduate degree and why SMU.” After much thought, I concluded that first and foremost, SMU was viewed as a premier educational institution both locally and globally.

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Troy Alley inducted into University of Arkansas College of Engineering Hall of Fame

Troy C. Alley Jr., co-founder of the number one black-owned construction and real estate firm in the Southwest, was inducted this month into the University of Arkansas’ College of Engineering Hall of Fame. He is the first African-American so honored.

A native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and a graduate of the U of A, Alley is Chief Operating Officer of Con-Real, LP, a company he co-founded with his brother, Gerald. The company is headquartered in Arlington, Texas and has offices in Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Oakland, and Little Rock.

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Arlington NAACP Presents Business Leader Award to Con-Real

Founded on February 12th, 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. It’s more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, campaigning for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

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