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Ryan Cole

Associate Director of Undergraduate Recruitment

Ryan Cole is the assistant director of undergraduate recruitment for Meadows School of the Arts. He is originally from Houston and sang with the Houston Boychoir and the Houston Grand Opera High School Voice Studio before graduating from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

His talent and passion brought him to SMU Meadows to pursue music education. As a student he was very involved with several student organizations, sang with local church choirs and interned with the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas’s neighborhood choir in West Dallas. His commitment to music education in the community earned him the Roy and Sue Johnson Award in Memory of Maurice Acers. His senior year, Cole was awarded the “M” Award, the most highly prized recognition bestowed upon students, faculty, staff and administrators on the SMU campus. After graduation in 2013, he worked as a middle school choir director in Plano ISD. His interest in student development and college access brought him back to SMU as an undergraduate admission counselor for two years before moving to undergraduate recruitment at Meadows.

Cole is currently pursuing a Master of Education/Higher Education at SMU’s Simmons School of Education and Human Development, where he serves on the Young Leaders in Education board. Cole has continued to sing through church and as a chorister in The Dallas Opera’s recent production of Show Boat. He is thrilled to be back at Meadows, working with students interested in the performing, visual and communication arts.


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