This convocation officially opens the tenth academic year of the University of Dallas. For the historical record, I should point out that our charter is much older than that, dating back to 1910. Under this charter the University of Dallas existed for a dozen years in a handsome, huge structure on Oak Lawn, later occupied by Jesuit High School. There are many proud graduates of that institution around who love to reminisce about the old school. But there came a time when the Vincentian Order, who ran the University, found the going difficult and turned the charter and name of the University of Dallas over to the safekeeping of the Diocese; thus it was preserved for us, a good name to grace a new institution set on a hill overlooking the city.
Cowan, Donald, "Convocation 1965" (1965). Education. 2.