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Joanne Vogel named SMU Associate VP and Dean of Student Life

December 20, 2013

DALLAS (SMU) – Joanne Vogel has been named Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Life in SMU’s Division of Student Affairs. She will join the University Jan. 31, 2014.

Joanne Vogel - SMU Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Life
Joanne Vogel

“We are excited to welcome Joanne Vogel to SMU and look forward to the significant contributions she’ll make toward student success,” said Lori White, vice president for Student Affairs at SMU. “Joanne joins us at an important time as we are engaged in building a livelier, more connected campus community through the residential commons model and guiding our students toward leadership, healthy choices and personal responsibility.  Our new dean is uniquely qualified and experienced in working on Greek life, wellness and other important student development initiatives.”

Vogel will be responsible for supervising programs and services ranging from new student orientation; to fraternity and sorority life and Multicultural Student Affairs; to matters of student discipline. Vogel also will serve as the chair of the SMU Crisis Management Team and as a member of the President’s Commission on Substance Abuse Prevention and the Taskforce on Sexual Misconduct.

"Becoming a member of the SMU community and working with committed colleagues and engaged students is going to be invigorating,” Vogel said.  “I look forward to providing leadership that focuses both on student success and institutional progress to further the strategic goals and mission of SMU.”

Vogel currently serves as director of Wellness and Counseling and Psychological Services at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. In this role she provides leadership for health services; counseling and psychological services; health promotion; victim advocacy; and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug programs. She has served as the psychological risk manager for the college, as well as a member of the Consultation, Assessment, Referral and Evaluation (CARE) Team and the Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment Team.

Vogel is a member of several professional associations including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors, the American College Counseling Association, the American Counseling Association and the Association for Creativity in Counseling.

Vogel attended Duke University, where she received an A.B. in history and political science. She received her M.S. in mental health counseling from Stetson University and a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from the University of Central Florida.

For more information about the Office of the Dean of Student Life please visit: http://smu.edu/studentlife/


SMU is a nationally ranked private university in Dallas founded 100 years ago. Today, SMU enrolls nearly 11,000 students who benefit from the academic opportunities and international reach of seven degree-granting schools.

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