Dean's Circle

Welcome to the Simmons School of Education & Human Development’s Dean’s Circle

Message from Dean Stephanie Knight

The Simmons School of Education and Human Development strives to make lasting impacts in the educational community. We need individuals like you – our alumni, local business leaders and others passionate about education – to help Simmons accomplish this mission.

To bring together the resources of our extended Simmons family, we created the Dean’s Circle, chaired by Dean Stephanie Knight. The Dean’s Circle is a collaborative group of alumni, businesses, and individuals who provide valuable resources to support our education initiatives. Members of the Dean’s Circle actively participate in important discussions to find solutions to the most pressing challenges in education. This is a group of problem solvers, connectors, and change agents – and we need you to help us make an impact.

What the Dean’s Circle Supports

Your support will help Simmons equip students and faculty with the necessary resources to succeed and make a game-changing impact on local, national, and international levels. Specifically, Dean’s Circle membership dues help further these initiatives and directly fund the following:

  • Support for student scholarships
  • Support for students taking part in life-changing study abroad experiences
  • Support for student and faculty research and scholarly engagement
  • Support for student and faculty community engagement

How to Join

Membership is open to all individuals, organizations, and companies passionate about advancing education. All members pay an annual membership fee and are invited to two Circle meetings a year and other exclusive invitation-only SMU events. To view the membership levels and benefits, please click here.

Join us as we continue a tradition of excellence in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at SMU. To join, please complete this form and send it to the mailing address below.

SMU Simmons
c/o Greg Weatherford
PO Box 750382
Dallas, Texas 75275-0402

Learn More

For more information about the Dean’s Circle, please contact Greg Weatherford, Assistant
Director of Alumni & External Relations, at or 214-768-1779.