Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Student Affairs at Southern Methodist University is charged with providing guidance, support services, and a variety of programs and activities intended to complement the academic pursuits of students and to promote their development. Throughout the Division of Student Affairs, a student will encounter caring professionals who are not only trained and skilled in their own specialties, but are professional educators dedicated to assisting students in developing to their full potential.

The focus of Student Affairs is meant to be one of education and guidance, not merely problem solving. The role of this staff is, as is that of the faculty, to assist the student in reaching true maturity and to prepare the student to take a useful place in society.

Dr. Lori S. WhiteLori S. White, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs