Student Life

Student Life

A diverse community of faith, Perkins School of Theology is a place where we study, learn, grow, worship, and experience God together. With approximately 400 students, 40 faculty, and 25 staff in Dallas and our Houston-Galveston Extension Program, Perkins is a community that cares. Opportunities abound for conversation and fellowship with students and faculty inside and outside the classroom. The community is enhanced by small class sizes, informal discussion sessions, weekly worship, community lunch, and student interest groups. At Perkins you will have the opportunity to build relationships extending far beyond graduation.

Take a closer look at the Perkins community as we introduce you to our renowned faculty, outstanding staff, and the future Christian leaders that make up our student body.

 Contact Us

Tracy Anne Allred   Tracy Anne Allred
   Assistant Dean of Student Life/Director of Community Engagement

   214.768.1480
   tallred@smu.edu

Tracy Anne is passionate about assisting graduate theology students to connect with the opportunities within the Perkins community, services offered on campus, and vital ministries in the area.  Do you want to get involved with a student organization or participate in community life?  Are you looking for an employment opportunity or housing resources?  Would your program of study be enriched by visiting with the leadership of an entrepreneurial ministry?  If so, Tracy Anne can be helpful to you.  Along with responsibilities in the area of community life and engagement, she also directs the school’s financial aid program and can assist you with making your education affordable through scholarships, grants, and outside awards.  Tracy Anne is a United Methodist with a commitment to the lively ecumenical nature of the student body at Perkins.   Please come by Kirby Hall 216 to ask your questions, share your ideas, and contribute to the mission of preparing women and men for faithful leadership in Christian ministry.  

 

Tracy Anne Allred   Laura Figura
   Coordinator of Student Life

   214.768.3411
   lfigura@smu.edu

Serving as the Coordinator Student 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 216 Kirby Hall.


Charles Udoh
Community Life Chef

214.768.8233
cudoh@smu.edu

Charles Udoh serves as Perkins Community Life Chef. Each week, he 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 Student Life 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 Student Life
P.O. Box 750133
Dallas, TX 75275-0133

Physical Address:
Perkins School of Theology
5915 Bishop Blvd
Office of Student Life
Kirby Hall, Rm 216
Dallas, TX 75275

Main: 214.768.3371
Fax: 214.768.4245

 

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