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Dr. Joanne E. Vogel was appointed Vice President for Student Affairs ad interim effective July 1, 2015 while a national search is undertaken for a permanent replacement. She joined SMU in January 2014 as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life and in that role has overseen a variety of areas within the Division, including Student Transitions & Orientation, Student Activities, Greek Life, the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Parent and Family Programs, Veterans Support, Multicultural Student Affairs, the Women & LGBT Center, Student Conduct & Community Standards, the SMU Health Center, and the Dedman Center for Recreational Sports. 

Prior to coming to SMU, Dr. Vogel was the Director of Wellness at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she provided leadership for Health Services; Counseling and Psychological Services; Victim Advocacy; Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence (AODV) Programming; and Health Promotions. Additionally, she served as the college’s psychological risk manager. 

She earned an undergraduate degree in History and Political Science from Duke University, a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Stetson University, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Central Florida. She has authored several articles in refereed publications, written book chapters in assessment and couples counseling, and co-authored a book on childhood fears, stress, and trauma. 

Dr. Joanne E. Vogel