Contact Us

Office of Student Affairs

Tracy Anne Allred   Tracy Anne Allred
   Director of Student Services  


In her role as Director of Student Services, Tracy Anne assists students throughout their career at Perkins to find financial resources to support their theological education. She connects students with the various financial aid resources available to them at SMU and Perkins School of Theology as well as denominational, University-based, and other scholarship agencies. Students may wish to request an individual appointment to discuss financial aid options as they plan to make their theological education affordable. Tracy Anne also oversees the day-to-day operations of our students services here in Dallas and in our Houston-Galveston Extension Program in collaboration with Katie Pryor, the community life Graduate Assistant and Lisa Beth White, student services Specialist. Tracy Anne is a member of the United Methodist Church. Her office is in Room 216, Kirby Hall.

Herbert Coleman
   Herbert S. Coleman, II
   Director of Recruitment and Admissions


For many students, the first introduction to Perkins may be through Herbert. Whether through a college, church or denominational meeting visit, or by hosting an Inside Perkins or individual visit to give students a glimpse of life on campus, Herbert helps prospective students understand the masters level options and program paths that await them at Perkins in the Perkins community. 


Tracy Anne Allred   Mary Gallegos Rubio
   Admissions Specialist  


Mary manages all incoming applications to Perkins, keeping track of the status of each applicant's progress and status through the admissions process. Mary keeps in frequent contact with students to ensure that their applications are completed and processed as smoothly and quickly as possible. She also coordinates commuter housing on Campus.


Tracy Anne Allred   Laura Figura
   Coordinator of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Community Life


Serving as the Coordinator of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Community Life, Laura is a great resource for prospective and current students.  She helps students locate scholarship and grant resources to finance their theological education, co-edits the weekly Perkins News, and regularly updates a list of job and housing opportunities.  If you are looking for an on-campus resource or have a general question, Laura is a great person to ask.  Make an appointment or stop by 112 Selecman Hall. 


Jonathan Chism
Student Services Specialist


Jonathan supports our Perkins students enrolled in the Houston-Galveston Extension Program. He is a Perkins alum and is also assisting with student recruitment in Houston.  If you have any questions about our extension program, please feel free to contact him.


Community Life

Katie Pryor
Community Life Graduate Assistant


Katie, a current M.Div. student, works in collaboration with Tracy Anne Allred to provide enriching Community Life experiences at Perkins including banquets, Community Hour at Perkins (CHAP), and the Perkins News. If you need to reserve a locker in Kirby Hall, come by and see Katie in 216 Kirby Hall.


Charles Udoh
Community Life Chef


One of the newer faces at SMU Perkins School of Theology, Charles Udoh serves as Perkins Community Life Chef. He weekly provides lunches for students and faculty. He also helps maintain required supply levels for Perkins 3 kitchens, and is in charge of food and supply purchasing.  Faith, family and food and what he’s truly passionate about . He is also a professional cake decorator.


Main Contact

The Perkins Admissions office is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. The offices are located in Selecman Hall Room 112. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome.

Mailing Address:
Perkins School of Theology
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
P.O. Box 750133
Dallas, TX 75275-0133

Physical Address:
Perkins School of Theology
5915 Bishop Blvd
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
Kirby Hall, Rm 216
Dallas, TX 75275

Main: 214.768.2293
Fax: 214.768.4245

Houston-Galveston Extension:
SMU/Perkins School of Theology
Houston-Galveston Extension Program
5501 Main St
Houston, TX 77004



Other Contacts

Submissions for Job Board Postings, Housing or Perkins News can be sent to:

Information on Scholarships and Student Loans is also available from the Admissions Office. 214.768.3411