Our Staff

Executive Director of Health Services

Randolph P. Jones

Randy. P Jones, DDS, MPH

Associate Dean

Dr. Randy Jones oversees all aspects of the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center at SMU and brings with him a wealth of health services experience and leadership. Dr. Jones previously held the position of Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs in the College of Dentistry at the University of Oklahoma. He received his B.A. from Phillips University (Enid, OK), and holds both a DDS and Masters of Public Health in Health Administration and Policy from the University of Oklahoma.

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Medical Services

Peter Davis, MD, FACP

Director of Medical Services

BS: Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
MD: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas
Internship/Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern/Methodist Hospitals of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Dr. Davis is board certified in Internal Medicine and has a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine. He is the team physician for SMU Athletics and has hospital affiliations at Texas Health Presbyterian - Dallas and Baylor University Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas and then trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at UT Southwestern and Methodist Hospitals of Dallas. Dr. Davis is married with 3 children.

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Diane Melcher, RN, MSN

Director of Nursing & Administration

  • MS: Nursing Administration, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
  • BS: Nursing, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota
  • Diane joined the Health Center staff in May 2013. She has diverse experience working in critical care and has many years of hospital and clinic administration. She is married with two children. She enjoys walking her yellow Labrador named Buddy. Also enjoys travel, skiing, and attending school events. She has a passion for nursing and loves working with college students.


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Lanita Payne, R.Ph

Director of Pharmacy


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Counseling Services

Cathey Soutter, PhD

Director of Counseling Services



  • Ph.D. Psychology, Southern Methodist University
  • M.A. Clinical & Counseling Psychology, Southern Methodist University
  • B.A. Psychology, Southern Methodist University
  • Coordinator, Psychological Services for Women and Gender Issues, SMU Counseling & Testing Center, 1995 to Present
  • Assistant Director, SMU Human Resources/ Women's Center, 1989-1995
  • Clinical Director, Family Impact, 1988


  • Gender issues
  • Violence against women and children
  • Communication and relational issues
  • Facilitates the Abuse Survivor Group

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