Admissions

Perkins Admissions Team

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Office of Enrollment Management

Margot Perez-Greene
Associate Dean of Enrollment Management

214-768-3332
margot@smu.edu
Selecman Hall 113

I’m Margot Perez-Greene and have the privilege of leading a team of passionate recruitment and admissions personnel who arrive at the office every day looking for ways to help make theological education possible and the process seamless. They understand the complexities that range from call to ministry to reorganizing one’s life to answer the call. I am an Elder in The United Methodist Church and have been in higher education for more years than I wish to disclose! I’ve been a Hilltopper (St. Edward’s University, Austin), Sun Devil (Arizona State University, Tempe), Longhorn (University of Texas at Austin), and a Mustang (2011 Perkins grad). I, too, am passionate about doing whatever it takes to ease the admissions and registration process. And, when I’m not fulfilling my responsibilities at Perkins, I’m enjoying cooking, reading, art, shopping, traveling, and being with family and friends. 

 

Stephen Bagby
Director of Recruitment and Admissions

214-768-2139
sbagby@smu.edu
Selecman Hall 112

In my role as Director of Recruitment and Admissions, I have the pleasure of meeting prospective students, hearing about their calls to ministry, and helping them through the admissions 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’m often engaged in the never-ending task of yardwork. My two little boys “help” in various ways, while my lovely wife plans her outdoor time carefully based on the Texas weather, especially since we’re expecting our third child in February! Our family enjoys regular excursions to Dallas’ finest Tex-Mex restaurant, Taco Bueno, and we love to chase it down with caramel ice cream. In the evenings, I enjoy hanging out with my wife, and reading literature and theology. If you have free time, please come by and say ‘Hi’ to our team in Selecman 112!

 

Yazmin Strauss
Recruitment and Admissions Specialist

214-768-2293
ystrauss@smu.edu
Selecman Hall 112

I’m Yazmin (Yaz if you’re feeling jazzy), your Admissions & Recruitment Specialist, brought to you all the way from Pennsylvania. I’m here to help you complete and move through the application process as seamlessly as possible. When I’m not working with applications I’m either planning for our events, shopping for office goods, or doing administrative work within our systems. During lunch hours you can usually catch me at the campus gym. Outside of work, I’m either running around White Rock Lake with my daughter afoot, exploring the city, or painting in my art room. I’m committed to my Office of Enrollment Management team and passionate about helping students enter into their calling. Stop by Selecman Hall 112, call, or email me and I’ll happily assist you.

 

John Lowery
Ministry Discernment Associate

214-768-3385
jclowery@smu.edu
Selecman Hall 216A

I’m John, one of your Ministry Discernment Specialists. If you’re currently a student, hopefully we’ve already met at your undergraduate institution and shared a meal and a laugh! I travel extensively throughout the U.S. meeting prospective students and chatting with them about the call to vocational ministry in its various forms, as well as the diverse and inspiring learning environment of Perkins School of Theology. Having earned a degree in theological education in a similar learning environment in Aberdeen (Scotland), I’m passionate about sharing with prospective students how critical such an environment is to personal growth and future ministries. In my free time I enjoy gardening, reading the works of long-dead novelists, and trying to keep up with my two young children. Additionally, having spent the greater part of the previous decade in the United Kingdom, my relocation to North Texas is a welcomed change as an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, as I no longer have to watch games in the wee hours of the morning.

 

Caleb Palmer
Ministry Discernment Associate

214-768-2292
calebp@smu.edu
Selecman Hall 210A

Hello from the road! If I am not in the office, I am likely on a college campus or in a far, distant city, talking with students and connecting with the community. Theological education is big decision and as a Ministry Discernment Associate, I help students discover, own, and implement their call. 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. If I am in town, my door is always open! So, let’s grab a cup of coffee sometime, I’m looking forward to it!

 

Sandy Oswalt
Financial Aid Coordinator and Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean

214-768-3411
soswalt@smu.edu
Selecman Hall 112

Greetings! I’m Sandy - a proud SMU Mustang and an alumna from the Cox School of Business. I love SMU so much that I couldn’t stay away – I’ve been working at the University for more than 15 years! Here at Perkins, I’m your contact for all questions and issues regarding financial aid. It really makes my day when I can assist our students in successfully obtaining the financial means to fund their education through various merit scholarships, grants, and loans. Stop by the Office of Enrollment Management office in Selecman Hall, Suite 112, and I’ll be delighted to talk you about the funding options we may have available for your theological education.

 

Jean Nixon
Financial Literacy Coordinator

214-768-4643
jeann@smu.edu
Selecman Hall 112

Hey there! I am Jean Nixon and I am the proud Coordinator of the Perkins Financial Literacy program, located in Selecman 112 within the Financial Aid and Enrollment Management team. Making you a financially savvy seminary student is my goal… and making it fun and informative is how we do it! So, whether you carry debt, are worried about taking loans or scholarships, or are looking ahead to your ministerial futures with anxiety, our team of experts can help! When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my family, entertain, cook and shop for bargains! God has given me a servant’s heart, and I am here for you!

 

Main Contact Information

The Perkins Admissions office is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. The offices are located in Selecman Hall Room 112. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome.

Mailing Address:
Perkins School of Theology
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
P.O. Box 750133
Dallas, TX 75275-0133

Physical Address:
Perkins School of Theology
5915 Bishop Blvd
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
Kirby Hall, Rm 216
Dallas, TX 75275

Main Line: 214-768-2293
Fax: 214-768-4245

Houston-Galveston Extension:
SMU/Perkins School of Theology
Houston-Galveston Extension Program
5501 Main St
Houston, TX 77004

 


Other Contacts

Submissions for Job Board Postings, Housing or Perkins News can be sent to: theology@smu.edu

Information on Scholarships and Student Loans is also available from the Admissions Office. 214.768.3411