James Dondero who is the co-founder and president of the asset management firm Highland Capital Management LP has added a new title to his belt. He recently became a member of the executive Board of the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. This new position furthers his company’s commitment to education and to SMU. The commitment that Dondero has for SMU also includes a program that encourages professional and educational pursuits in public policy as well as supporting the George W Bush Library and Museum. James Dondero has said that he is honored to be a part of and assist with the growth that is taking place both at the school and through the program.
As part of the SMU Cox Executive Board he is one of one hundred appointed members who advise and make plans for the business school. They meet three times a year, once in the fall, the winter and then again every spring.
Dondero has plenty of other leadership roles on top of these. He is also the chairman of NexBank, NexPoint Residential Trust, Cornerstone Healthcare and CCS Medical. In addition to that he sits on the boards for both Jernigan Capital and MGM Grand.
Highland Capital Management LP with its affiliates has around sixteen billion dollars in assets that are under management. Co Founded by Dondero along with Mark Okada, it is one of the biggest and most experienced alternative credit managers in the world.