Meadows 2050 Council

Comprised of approximately twenty graduates of the last two decades, the Meadows 2050 Council serves as the primary alumni advisory group for the dean of the SMU Meadows School of the Arts. The Council informs the future vision, strategic planning, and decision-making related to alumni engagement and career development opportunities, while defining and implementing action items in support of these initiatives.

Requirements of Membership

To be eligible for service, candidates must be degreed graduate or undergraduate alumni of SMU who graduated within the prior two decades. Members are asked to make every effort to attend at least one of two Council meetings per year, either in-person or virtually. Members serve a two-year term with an option to renew service for a third year.

Interested in Council Service?

Council members are appointed by the dean of the Meadows School of the Arts. Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to submit this form. Questions? Contact meadowsalumni@smu.edu.

2022 – 23 Meadows 2050 Council Members

GrahamEmily

Emily K. Graham ‘07

Council Chair
B.A., Corporate Communication & Public Affairs with minor in Ethics
Chief Equity & Impact Officer & SVP, Diversity & Inclusion Communications
Omnicom Group
Washington, D.C.

ChinnMychael

Mychael G. Chinn ’07

B.F.A., Theatre
Director, Original Movies & Limited Series, MTV Ent. Studios
Los Angeles, California

ChlapeckaJordan

Jordan Chlapecka ’11

B.A., Advertising & B.A., Anthropology
Creative Director, Momentum Worldwide
New York, New York

CravenEsther

Esther R. Craven ’13, ’14

B.M., Music Therapy & B.A., Psychology
Founder & Music Therapist at North Star Therapy, LLC
Co-Founder at LIFT Therapies, LLC
Plano, Texas

DavisShauna

Shauna Davis ’15

B.F.A., Dance Performance with minor in Business
Dancer & Choreographer
Los Angeles, California

DevezinJerLisa

Jer'Lisa J. Devezin ’19

M.F.A., Art
Visiting Lecturer, SMU Meadows Division of Art
Interdisciplinary Artist
Dallas, Texas

EconomouThane

Thane Economou ’10

B.A., Cinema-Television & B.B.A.
Writer & Director
Culver City, California

GonzalezNic

Nicolás González ’16

B.F.A., Art with minor in Art History
Muralist
Dallas, Texas

GriffisKayla

Kayla G. Griffis ’20, ’21

B.A., Advertising with minors in Graphic Design & Spanish & M.A., Advertising
Senior Strategist, Saatchi & Saatchi
Frisco, Texas

Met Opera Tenor John Holiday

John Holiday ’07

B.M., Voice Performance
Countertenor & Singing Artist
Professor of Voice, Lawrence University Conservatory of Music
Appleton, Wisconsin

JillsonJamesRyan

James R. Jillson ’13, ’15

B.A., Music with minors in Arts Management & Arts Entrepreneurship & M.A./M.B.A.
Adjunct Lecturer, Meadows Arts Management & Arts Entrepreneurship
Director of Development, Nasher Sculpture Center
Dallas, Texas

Lichliter-HinesAdrienne

Adrienne Lichliter-Hines ’09, ’10

Adrienne Lichliter-Hines ’09, ’10 B.A., Art History with minor in French & B.A., Studio Art Manager of Communications & International Projects, Nasher Sculpture Center President, Advisory Board, Corsicana Artist & Writers Residency Dallas, Texas

LiegelDeepaCreditPeteSaloutos

Deepa K. Liegel ’17

B.F.A., Dance Performance with minor in Arts Management
Company Member, Limón Dance Company
New York, New York
(photo credit: Pete Saloutos)

RainCaitlin

Caitlin Rain ’12

M.F.A., Theatre
Costume Designer & Illustrator
Brooklyn, New York

SalasAdam

Adam N. Salas ’18

M.M., Piano Performance & Pedagogy
Adjunct Lecturer, Class Piano, Piano Preparatory Department, SMU Meadows Division of Music
Dallas, Texas

SalinasGloria

Gloria Salinas ’10

B.A., Journalism with minors in American Politics, Law and Administration, & Spanish
Vice President, Frisco Economic Development Corporation
Dallas, Texas

SepulvedaAsiel

Asiel Sepúlveda, Ph.D. ’15, ’21

M.A., Art History, Ph.D., Art History
Assistant Professor, Art & Music Department, Simmons University
Quincy, Massachusetts

StubblefieldKristin

Kristin J. Stubblefield ’19

B.M., Music Education & Candidate for M.M., Music Education
Music Specialist, South Euless Elementary, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD
Bedford, Texas

Villeda-PrincipeEmely

Emely G. Villeda-Principe ’17

B.A., Computer Science & B.A., Creative Computing with minor in Art
Software Engineer, AT&T
Garland, Texas

WhiteTania

Tania White ’19

M.A., Design & Innovation
Sr. Design Strategist, Booz Allen Hamilton
Dallas, Texas

Not Pictured

Janine N. Beckles ’04

B.A., Dance Performance & B.A., Sociology
Principal Dancer/Assistant to Artistic Director, Philadanco
Adjunct Professor of Dance, Rowan University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania