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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

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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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.

Lindsey KochJomita Fleming, Coordinator

Residence Life & Student Housing

Jomita Fleming serves as an interim Associate Director of Residence Life responsible for supervising one of the three residential areas and coordinating Mustang Corral. She joined SMU in August 2012 as an Assistant Director for Residential Life. She received her B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from Towson University in Towson, MD. Her professional work in Student Affairs began with her position as a Resident Director at American University in Washington, DC and, then, Residence Life Coordinator at Towson University. Jomita earned her Master of Arts in Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Prior to her start at SMU, she served as the Director of Residence Life at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA following over 3 years serving as the Program Coordinator for Extended Orientation and Involvement at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. In this role, she served as the primary advisor for Fish Camp, a spirit- and traditions-based extended orientation camp program for first year students. Her professional involvement includes serving as the Co-Chair for the Extended Orientation Network in the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention (NODA). She is passionate about the first year experience and student success.


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