Our History

To Survive and Excel: The Story of Southwestern University

To Survive and Excel

That’s the name of the 627-page history of Southwestern University published by William Burwell Jones, professor emeritus of history, in 2006.

The book takes its name from a reading at the 1982 inauguration of President Roy B. Shilling, which was repeated during the inauguration of President Jake B. Schrum.

As the reading states, “We celebrate the heritage and the vision of Southwestern University, its determination to survive and excel.”

Download an electronic copy of To Survive and Excel.