Our Staff

Misti Compton

Acting Director and Senior Academic Advisor
214-768-3415
mcompton@smu.edu


Misti Compton graduated from SMU in 2012 with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Cox School of Business. She earned a Master of Science in Counseling in 2020. Misti enjoys working with students developing four-year academic plans, assisting in major exploration, and ensuring that transfer students make a successful transition to SMU. Before serving as Acting Director and Senior Academic Advisor, she worked in the Lyle Dean’s Office. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, watching movies and enjoying nature.

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Dorie Kaye

Senior Academic Advisor
214-768-2189
dkaye@smu.edu


Dorie joined the Lyle School advising team in 2021 having previously worked as an Academic Advisor at the UT Austin McCombs School of Business. She earned a B.A. in History in 2017 and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy in 2019, both from UT Austin. Dorie enjoys forming lasting relationships with each of her students and especially loves welcoming incoming freshmen to their new college home. Outside of advising, Dorie loves visiting new coffee shops, is always on the hunt for her next book, and is trying to visit every county in Texas with her fiancé (only 230 to go!).

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Leena Kamal

Graduate Assistant and Academic Advisor
lkamal@smu.edu

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Mara Yachimski

Graduate Assistant and Degree Counselor
myachimski@smu.edu

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