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Jack Knox received the Man’s Best Friend Award from Paws in the City during their annual Top Hat & Tails event on June 18, 2011. He received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from Operation Kindness in 2005.
Knox has an ongoing interest in the well-being of animals, serving on the Advisory Board of Directors of the Texas Humane Legislative Network and as a member of the Advisory Committee to the City of Dallas Animal Shelter Commission. His dogs and cat are rescue animals.
Knox has also served on the Board of Trustees of Medical City Hospital in Dallas, Friends of Scott and White Hospital in Temple, M.D. Anderson Hospital Board of Visitors in Houston, and Board of Directors of the Metropolitan YMCA in Dallas. He is founder and president of the Fund for Sick Children, a private foundation that supplies medicine and equipment to hospitals and doctors in third-world countries.
Knox is general partner of Six Flags Over Texas Fund Ltd. and president of Café Pacific, Inc., which was recently recognized as the "Best Seafood Restaurant in Dallas" by D Magazine  in its 2011 issue of “The Best of Big D.” Beyond his work as a humanitarian and restaurateur, Knox is involved in ranching and was a part of the oil and gas industry for thirty years after graduation from law school. Knox also serves on the Executive Board at SMU Dedman School of Law.


Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours available by appointment.


(214) 768-3341


(214) 768-3340



Physical Address:

3315 University Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205

Mailing Address:

SMU Dedman School of Law
Alumni Development
P.O. Box 750116
Dallas, TX 75275-0116


Lynn Switzer Bozalis '90

Associate Dean for Development & Alumni Affairs

Abby N. Ruth ‘06

Director of Alumni Relations

Lynn Dempsey

Director of External Relations

Kristy Offenburger

Director of Communications & Marketing

Jessica Mannon

Assistant Director of Development

Rebekah Bell

Assistant Director of Special Events

Janet White

Advancement Associate

Brenda Aylesworth

Administrative Assistant