Veterans Event Program

Julie Wiksten


Julie Wiksten, SMU ’78 and ’92, is the proud wife of a United States Army veteran and is the daughter of an Air Force veteran.

Julie currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Campus Services at SMU. She recently celebrated her 35th year of service to the University. In her current role, Julie oversees areas that include the SMU Bookstore, Dining Services, Facility Services, Parking and ID Card Services, Mail and Copy Central, along with other areas. One of her favorite claims to fame is introducing Food Trucks to the SMU campus!

She serves as co-chair of the Faculty and Staff Committee of the Second Century Campaign Steering Committee. She also is a member of the Centennial University Committee.

Julie is married to Carl Hendin and they have one son. They all enjoy theater, movies, reading, trying new restaurants and the great outdoors! Julie also enjoys serving as a judge in the Culinary Arts division of the State Fair of Texas.