Gerald Alley is ecstatic to be part of SMU's Cox School of Business Executive Board as they rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange this past Monday. Cox's Dean Matt Myers traveled to New York with a delegation of SMU Board of Trustees, Cox Executive Board members, alumni and staff. Gerald was among the podium contingent; check out the video below!
“It’s a privilege to ring The Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange, especially at the start of a new year, with high hopes for more record-breaking growth,” said Myers. “As one of the nation’s leading business schools, we take pride in helping shape tomorrow’s business leaders, thus contributing to the success of the U.S. and the global economy.”
The Cox school was originally established at SMU as the Department of Commerce in 1920. This visit marks the first time the Cox School has traveled to the NYSE to ring The Closing Bell. The school participated remotely from campus in a long distance NYSE bell ringing in April, 2011.