About Us

Office of the Dean of Students

Office Location - Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 205
(unless otherwise indicated below)

 Melinda Sutton Noss
Dr. Melinda J. Sutton
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Dean of Students
Ph: 214.768.4564
Meet Dr. Sutton
 Vacant VACANT
Associate Dean of Students
Director for Student Support, Advocacy, and Accountability
Ph: 214.768.4563
 Randy Jones
Dr. Randy P. Jones
Associate Dean of Students
Executive Director or Health Services
Office Location: 6211 Bishop Blvd.
Ph: 214.768.2141 / Fax: 214.768.2151
 Jorge Juarez
Jorge Juarez
Executive Director of Recreational Sports
Office Location: Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports
Ph: 214.768.3368 / Fax: 214.768.1422
 Elsie Johnson
Elsie Johnson
Student Support
Ph: 214.768.4558
 Jimmy Ramey
Jimmy Ramey
Assistant Director
Student Conduct & Community Standards
Ph. 214.768.4562
 Jamie Baker
Jamie Baker
Student Conduct & Community Standards
Ph. 214.768.4404
 Laura Shwarts
Laura Shwarts
Student Support
Ph. 214.768.4565
 Michael Hogan
Michael Hogan
Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Student
Affairs and Dean of Students
Ph: 214.768.4571
 Vacant VACANT
Violence Prevention & Support Services
Ph: 214.768.4512

The Office of the Dean of Students is located on the top floor, northwest corner of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center in Suite 205. In this suite, you can find the following offices:

  • Office of the Dean of Students
  • Office of Student Support
    • Caring Community Connections
    • The Shop
  • Student Conduct & Community Standards
    • Honor Council
    • Call for Help Program
  • Violence Prevention & Student Support
    • Green Dot

Map of the SMU Campus

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Departmental E-mails: 


Main Office Phone Numbers: 
214-768-4564 - Dean of Students
214-768-4563 - Student Conduct & Community Standards


Physical Address:
Office of the Dean of Students
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer Street, Suite 205
Dallas, TX 75205

Mailing Address:
Office of the Dean of Students
P.O. Box 750355
Dallas, TX 75275

Select the Staff tab above for individual staff contact information

The following offices and departments are overseen by the Associate VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

Dr. Bob Smith Health Center

At the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center, SMU students receive comprehensive, quality health care in a state-of-the-art campus facility. Services provided include medical services, counseling services, health education, and a pharmacy. Health Center staff members provide care with a focus on student wellness and informed lifestyle choices, which are important contributors to academic, professional and personal success. Students in crisis who feel they need immediate help from counseling services should visit the Health Center during office hours or call 214-768-2277 to reach a clinician 24/7.

Go to the Health Center Site

Campus Recreation / Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports

Here in Campus Recreataion, we'll get you going. From team sports to personal fitness to active fun, you'll find it all here. We're located in the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports. The Center offers 170,000 square feet of indoor recreational space plus an outdoor social area that includes The Falls (a zero entry pool with 7-foot waterfalls), two sand volleyball courts, and leisure spaces. Come check us out and find the active way you want to live.

Go to Campus Recreation Site

Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students dedicates itself to providing proactive education, expert response, and intentional collaborations to address behavioral, persona, and academic matters. The department advances the Division of Student Affairs strategic plan by compassionately empowering students to make educated and informed decisions as world changers.

Student Conduct & Community Standards

We seek to promote community, scholarship, and civility by holding students accountable to the Student Code of Conduct and the Honor Code. We assist students in understanding the importance of ethical and intentional decision making with the SMU community and beyond. We recognize when students make mistakes and assist them in bringing their actions into congruence with the expectations set forth by the University.

Visit Student Conduct Page

Office of Student Support

Staff in the Office of Student Support oversee the Caring Community Connections (CCC) program. They work directly with and provide support to any SMU student who may be struggling outside the classroom with any sort of issue and assist in getting them connected to appropriate available resources.

Visit Student Support Page

Violence Prevention and Support Services

The Office of Violence Prevention and Support Services at SMU is dedicated to preventing and addressing sexual harassment and sexual violence on campus. We believe in fostering a culture that prioritizes consent and respect, and responds to and supports survivors and their allies. As part of these efforts, we are working to engage all members of the university community to create a healthy and inspiring environment where violence in any form is not tolerated.

Visit Violence Prevention Page