Meet The Office of Enrollment Management


Andrew Keck

Executive Director of Admission ad interim
Selecman Hall 113

My ministry as an ordained United Methodist Deacon has been to serve in theological education among those exploring and answering their own calls to ministry. In this interim role, I have the privilege of leading the great team below and the honor of walking alongside you and learning your story before you step into your first class as a Perkins student. I have had a twenty-five-year career in librarianship and so I like to read (and organize things!) when not working here at Perkins. My wife and I live in a multi-generational home in Frisco, Texas with my daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren.


Stephen Bagby

Director of Admission Operations
Selecman Hall 112

In my role as Director of Admission Operations, I have the pleasure of meeting prospective students, hearing about their calls to ministry, and helping them through the admission process. One of my greatest joys is calling applicants to let them know they’ve been accepted to Perkins School of Theology! When I’m not at Perkins, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my wife and four kids. Our family also likes taking advantage of Dallas’ incredible Tex-Mex cuisine, and in the evenings I enjoy hanging out with my wife and reading literature and theology. If you’re in the SMU area, please come by and say ‘Hi’ to our team in Selecman 112!

Caleb Palmer

Associate Director of Ministry Discernment & Communications
Selecman Hall 210A

Theological education is a big decision and in my role, I help students discover, own, and implement their call. I also ensure that you hear from SMU Perkins in a timely manner and receive the most updated information about our programs. But if I am not deep in a conversation about faith and theology, I’ve got my nose in a book. I do enjoy a good film, and it is always nice to get outdoors. My door is always open so feel free to stop by and grab a cup of coffee! I’m looking forward to it!

Christina Rhodes

Associate Director of Enrollment Management
Selecman Hall 112

Hi, I’m Christina, the Associate Director of Enrollment Management. Whether you’re applying to Perkins and have questions regarding aid, or are a current student in need of scholarship assistance, I’m your woman! When I’m not assisting students with financing their education, I’m at home with my husband, son, and two pups. I enjoy baking, traveling, listening to music, watching movies, and going for walks. I look forward to hearing from you no matter what your funding questions may be.

Emilie Williams

Ministry Discernment Associate

In my role at Perkins, I help students through the discernment process by showcasing the amazing opportunities that come with pursuing your call to ministry here. I understand how overwhelming weighing your options can be, and am eager to support you. When I’m not recruiting future Mustangs, I’m making art with friends, cooking, spending hours on Duolingo, or snuggling with my two cats. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your future at SMU on campus or on the road!