About SMU


SMU seeks to create and impart knowledge that will shape citizens who contribute to their communities and lead their professions in a global society.

Southern Methodist University's mission is to be a leading private institution of higher learning that expands knowledge through research and teaching. Among its faculty, students, and staff, the University develops skills and cultivates principled thought and wisdom. The University is dedicated to the values of academic freedom and open inquiry and to its United Methodist heritage.



R. Gerald Turner, President

Steven C. Currall, Provost and Vice President
Academic Affairs

Brad E. Cheves, Vice President
Development and External Affairs

Kenechukwu (K.C.) Mmeje, Vice President
Student Affairs

Christine C. Regis, Vice President
Business and Finance

Harold W. Stanley, Vice President
Executive Affairs

Paul Ward, Vice President
Legal Affairs and Governmental Relations
General Counsel and Secretary

Rakesh Dahiya,
Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer

Rick Hart, Director

Marc P. Christensen
Lyle School of Engineering

Jennifer Collins
Dedman School of Law

Thomas DiPiero
Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Craig C. Hill
Perkins School of Theology

Sam Holland
Meadows School of the Arts

Elizabeth Killingsworth
Central University Libraries ad interim

Stephanie L. Knight
Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Matthew B. Myers
Cox School of Business

James E. Quick
Research and Graduate Studies