SMU Student Handbook

Division of Student Affairs

Office of the Vice President

Vice President for Student Affairs ad interim: Dr. Joanne E. Vogel
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)

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

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 ad interim: Toni Webb
Hawk Hall Basement
Ph: (214) 768-2278

Community Engagement & Leadership

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

Counseling Services

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

Dean of Student Life Office

Dean of Student Life ad interim: Dr. Stephen Rankin

Exec. Director:
Jennifer "JJ" Jones
Ph. (214) 768-4411
- Comptroller, Caring Community Connections (CCC),
Parent & Family Programs, Women & LGBT Center, Student Senate
Exec. Director: Dawn Norris
Ph. (214) 768-4425
- Student Activities, Student Foundation, Program Council, IFC, Panhellenic

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

Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports

Executive Director: Jorge Juarez
Dedman Center Suite 110
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

Assoc. Dean: VACANT
SMU Health Center
Outpatient Medical Clinic Phone: (214) 768-2141
Mental Health Center Phone: (214) 768-2860

Hegi Family Career Development Center

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

Multicultural Student Affairs

Director: Creston Lynch
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 307
Phone: (214) 768-4434

Parent & Family Programs / Veterans Support

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

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

Student Conduct & Community Standards

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

Student Media Company

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

Student Transitions & Orientation

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

Women & LGBT Center

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


Last revision - 22 July 2015