The Cox School of Business, a Dallas-based business school offering graduate and undergraduate business programs to a diverse student demography has appointed James Dondero to its board of executives.MrDondero believes that his position as a board member of the most successful institution in the region will not only be a way to give thanks to the school for creating a conducive business environment but also a way to impart his practical knowledge and experience to the institution’s decision making process.
He will now be part of the 100 appointed member of the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business Executive Board that focuses on giving the business school strategic advise. The boards meets up thrice a year – in winter, spring and fall.The new board member appointment increases Highland Capital Management, a company Dondero helped co-found, commitment to SMU and its education policies. The Highland Capital Management is not only a role model to many students but also an institution that encourages professions and academics to pursue public policy and other practical investment study and research ventures.
About Mr James Dondero
Mr James Dondero is the co-founder and president of the credit advise company, Highland Capital Management. The experience he has gathered running the company since 1993 has earned his a reputable position in the equity and credit market with special focus on distressed investments and high-yield ventures.In addition to his position as the Highland Capital President, MrDondero is also the Chairman of CCS Medical, Cornerstone Healthcare and Nexbank. He also holds board member positions in MGM Studios and American Banknote. His career began back in 1984 when he set out as an analyst in the Morgan Guaranty training program after his graduation with highest honors from the University of Virginia before going on to get dual majors in Finance and Accounting from McIntire School of Commerce.