The Purposes and Ideals of a University, Robert S. Hyer
Robert Stewart Hyer was the first president of Southern Methodist University, and served in that capacity from 1911 through 1920. His article on “The Purposes and Ideals of a University” was published in The Campus (SMU Medical Department Annual), vol. 1 (1912-1913), pp. 55-59. There was at that time an SMU Medical Department located in the campus in downtown Dallas prior to the move to the North Dallas location and the building of Dallas Hall. Notations in this edition are by Ted A. Campbell, associate professor of Church History at Perkins School of Theology, SMU.