Student Handbook -- Table of Contents

Division of Student Affairs

Office of the Vice President

Vice President for Student Affairs: Dr. Lori S. White
Perkins Administration Building, Room 203
Ph: (214) 768-2821

The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for the oversight of educational and developmental programs in and out of the classroom settings at the University. The initial purpose of the Division is to support academic endeavors, however, it also works to extend what is learned in the traditional classroom into the free time and recreational activities of students. The Division is staffed by masters and doctoral degree professionals and a number of clerical and service personnel. Many students are also employed by the Division in positions of leadership in the residence halls and other activities areas. The sense of community for students is critical to student success inside and outside of the classroom. The many programs and services which are sponsored by the Division are directed towards the creation of a very close and lasting sense of community, which allows students to support each other while they grow through their shared college experiences.

Caring Community Connections (CCC)

Associate Director: Elsie Johnson
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 302
Ph: (214) 768-4564

Center for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention

Director: John Sanger
SMU Heath Center
Ph: (214) 768-4021

Chaplain & University Ministries

Chaplain & Minister to the University: Dr. Stephen Rankin
Asst. Chaplain: Judy Henneberger
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 316
Ph: (214) 768-4502

Childcare & Preschool Center

Director: Julie Schilling
Hawk Hall Basement
Ph: (214) 768-2278

Community Engagement & Leadership

Director: Stephanie Howeth
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 200
Phone: (214) 768-4403

Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Director: Dr. Cathey Soutter
SMU Health Center
Ph: (214) 768-2277

Dean of Student Life Office

Associate VP for Student Affairs & Dean of Student Life: Dr. Joanne E. Vogel

Executive Director:
Jennifer "JJ" Jones
- New Student Orientation, Parent Programs, Multicultural Student Affairs,
Women & LGBT Center, Comptroller, Caring Community Connections (CCC)
Executive Director: Dawn Norris
- Student Activities, Hughes-Trigg Student Center, IFC, Panhellenic

Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 302
Ph: (214) 768-4564

Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports

Executive Director: Jorge Juarez
Ph: (214) 768-3374

Fraternities & Sororities / Greek Life

IFC & Panhellenic - Hughes-Trigg Suite 300
Phone: (214) 768-4455

MGC & NPHC - Hughes-Trigg Suite 307
Phone: (214) 768-4580

Health Services

Executive Director: Patrick Hite
SMU Health Center
Outpatient Medical Clinic Phone: (214) 768-2141
Mental Health Center Phone: (214) 768-2860

Hegi Family Career Development Center

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
& Executive Director:
Dr. Troy Behrens
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 200
Phone: (214) 768-2266

Hughes-Trigg Student Center

Director: Richard Owens
3140 Dyer Street
Staff Office: Hughes-Trigg Suite 315
Phone: (214) 768-4500

Multicultural Student Affairs

Director: Creston Lynch
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 307
Phone: (214) 768-4580

New Student Orientation & Student Support

Director: Lindsey Koch
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 300
Phone: (214) 768-4560

Parent & Family Programs

Director: Dr. Deanie Kepler
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 300
Phone: (214) 768-4797

Residence Life & Student Housing

Dean: Dr. Troy Behrens
Boaz Hall - West Entrance
Phone: (214) 768-2407

Student Activities

Associate Director: Lauren Chapman
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 300
Phone: (214) 768-4400

Student Conduct & Community Standards

Assistant Dean & Director: Dr. Evelyn L. Ashley
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 318
Phone: (214) 768-4563

Student Media Company

Executive Director: John "Jay" Miller
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 314
Phone: (214) 768-4555

Women & LGBT Center

Director: Karen Click
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 313
Phone: (214) 768-4792


Last revision - 1 August 2014