Year I joined the Office of Admission:
Regional Director of Undergraduate Admission Alabama, Florida, & Georgia
Favorite thing about SMU:
As a parent myself, I am always so glad to see that the students at SMU are consistently happy with their experience. They feel that their academic experience is everything they were looking for and more; they have lots of mentors on the faculty and staff, the campus and its facilities are beautiful, Dallas is full of activities both fun and career-oriented, and they find lots of compatible students with whom to form long-lasting friendships. I think students do their best work academically when they are happy!
Favorite place on campus:
Every time I go back to Dallas, I fall in love with the campus all over again! I love the view from the front of campus on Mockingbird, looking all the way up the quad through the trees to Dallas Hall.
Favorite place in Dallas:
I live in Florida, so I must admit that whenever I am in Dallas I take the opportunity to do at least a little shopping. Northpark Mall is about a mile north of campus, and has every one of my favorite stores as well as a beautiful sculpture garden!
Favorite restaurant near campus:
I am a big fan of Peggy Sue’s, which is on the northwest corner of Hillcrest and Daniel, right across the street from the law school. Try the chopped beef bbq sandwich with squash casserole and a hot individual cherry pie for dessert. I get hungry just thinking about it!
What I recommend during your stay in Dallas:
Make sure you take time to visit the Meadows Museum while you’re on campus, which houses the finest collection of Spanish art outside of Spain!