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Contact Us

The New Student Orientation and Student Support Office  is located in Suite 307 on the third floor of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: 214-768-4560
Fax: 214-768-4600
Email: orientation@smu.edu

Physical Address:
New Student Orientation and Student Support Office
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 307
3140 Dyer Street
Dallas, TX 75205

Mailing Address:
PO Box 750355
Dallas, TX 75275-0355

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Staff

Lindsey Koch

Lindsey Koch, Director
New Student Orientation and Student Support

Lindsey Koch serves as the Director of New Student Orientation and Student Support and joined SMU in August 2013. She received her B.B.S. in Public Relations and Advertising, with a minor in Leadership, from Hardin-Simmons University. Her professional work with student affairs began with her position as Coordinator of Student Activities at Hardin-Simmons University. Lindsey earned her M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Houston-Victoria, while serving as UHV’s Director of Student Life and Services. She is now pursuing an Ed. D. in Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education at Hardin-Simmons University. Lindsey’s passion for student leadership and commitment to student development continues to grow through her professional and academic work in student affairs.  

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lkoch@smu.edu

 

 

 

 

Elise SmithElise Smith, Coordinator
New Student Orientation and Student Support

Elise Smith is the Coordinator of New Student Orientation and Student Support and has been at SMU since October 2012. Elise received her B.S. in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism, with a minor in Japanese, from Texas Christian University. Her work with student affairs began as an undergraduate student leader for first year leadership programs Frog Camp and Connections. Elise received her M.Ed in Post-Secondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California. At USC, she worked as a graduate assistant in Asian Pacific American Student Services, The Office of International Services, The Sol Price School of Public Policy, and The School of Social Work. These opportunities cultivated her passion for multicultural education and leadership development.

Top Five Strengths: Woo, Positivity, Learner, Adaptability, Relator

elises@smu.edu

Carol Porter
Administrative Assistant

porter@smu.edu