Former Cowboys Fullback Named First Business Hall of Fame Inductee
Former Dallas Cowboys fullback and University of Dallas MBA alumnus Robert Newhouse
became the first inductee into the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Hall
of Fame earlier this month. Newhouse was selected based on his exceptional career,
commitment to academics and work-life balance. His wife Nancy and children, Rodd,
Reggie, Dawnyel and Shawntel, accepted the award on behalf of Newhouse, who passed
away in July 2014.
"We selected Mr. Newhouse as our first Hall of Fame inductee both for his outstanding
career and his exceptional ability to multi-task, playing in the Super Bowl on weekends
and then reporting for MBA classes during the week, all while raising a family," said
Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Dean Robert Scherer.
Newhouse played for "America's Team" from 1972 to 1983, graduating with an MBA in
1984 from what was known then as the Graduate School of Management. After retiring
from professional football, he served the Dallas Cowboys organization in various administrative
capacities including ticket sales, alumni relations and as a player programs director
until 2008. Newhouse also served as a U.S. bankruptcy trustee for 26 years.
"My father was a wonderful man who cared deeply for his family, friends and colleagues,"
said son Rodd Newhouse. Education was so important to him and he would have been honored
by this tremendous award of distinction bestowed by his alma mater, the University
of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business.
Newhouse, as well as future Hall of Fame inductees, will be honored in the college
of business new home, the currently under-construction SB Hall. Inductees stories
will be shared on the Wall of Honor, a display prominently located within the 45,000
square foot facility.
Candidates for the Hall of Fame are chosen based on a track record of exceptional
achievement in their careers as well as their personal lives, and with consideration
given to their significant contributions to advance the mission of the college of
business. New inductees into the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Hall of
Fame will be announced June 2015.