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Office of Student Affairs

Bill Bryan

   Bill Bryan
   Associate Dean for Student Affairs  


Bill Bryan has served Perkins School of Theology as a student for five years, a friend in the pulpit for 21 years, a Perkins Intern Faculty member for 17 years, and now Associate Dean for Student Affairs.  He leads the recruitment, admissions, financial aid, and student services team. The team is committed to hear and to strengthen students at Perkins from that first Moses moment (Exodus 3) of call to ministry to the final Miriam moment (Exodus 15:20-21) of deliverance with a new diploma. Bill is an ordained elder and member of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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 Emily Robnett, the community life Graduate Assistant; Elizabeth Ferguson, community lunch Chef; and Lisa Beth White, student services Specialist. Tracy Anne is a member of the United Methodist Church.

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.


Lisa Beth White
Student Services Specialist, Houston-Galveston Extension

Lisa Beth is an ordained elder in the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church and serves as the Student Services Specialist in our Houston-Galveston Extension Program. She provides on-site student services for our classes offered in Houston and Galveston. 

Community Life

Elizabeth Ferguson

Elizabeth Ferguson
Community Lunch Chef


Elizabeth brings her culinary expertise to many events at Perkins, including the Community Lunch program for students Tuesday through Friday in the gathering area known as the Refectory.

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.

Main Contact

The Perkins Admissions office is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. The offices are located in Kirby Hall, Room 216. 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. 214.768.2293