<P>a jaw-dropping financial challenge to the other Cox supporters: if they raised $5 million, he would match that amount for a significant $10 million endowment. True to form, generous donors worked together to not only match Coxs challenge, but also to surpass their original goals. Hence, the BBA Scholars program has been one of the most successful initiatives in SMUs Second Century Campaign. The business school deserves a lot of credit for the rapid improvement in student growth at SMU, said Sewell. While things like athletics are fun, this is ultimately about building a great university for Dallas. The city needs to have a preeminent university, and SMU needs to lead that charge. For Sewell, who has been on the SMU Board of Trustees for 17 years and served as its chair from 2006 to 2010, creating bene?cial change at the institution that nurtured him and his family is also a mission of gratitude. Not only did SMU import Peggy to Dallas, something for which Sewell says he is most thankful, the school provided ample education for his family. Other Sewell family degree recipients include his sister, Susan Sewell Ferguson (68); son J. Carl Sewell, III (MSM 07); daughter Jacquelin Sewell Taylor (MSM 07); and her husband, Phillip Taylor (MBA 11). So it is with family pride and commitment that Sewell serves on the Cox Schools Executive Board and Campaign Steering Committee, as well as SMUs Second Century Centennial Celebration Organizing Committee and Capital Campaign, which he co-chairs. Sewells philosophy of giving, particularly to efforts that further education, is a foundation of his family business, which is a national leader in the automotive industry. He provides training and education for all associates he employs and will even fund undergraduate work at the university level if someone has not completed a degree. 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