Office of the Student Experience

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Dr. Lindsey Koch

Director, Office of the Student Experience


Lindsey Koch serves as the Director in the Office of the Student Experience and joined SMU in August 2013. She received her B.B.S. in Public Relations and Advertising, with a minor in Leadership, from Hardin-Simmons University. Her professional work with student affairs began with her position as Coordinator of Student Activities at Hardin-Simmons University. Lindsey earned her M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Houston-Victoria, while serving as UHV’s Director of Student Life and Services. She earned her Ed. D. in Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education from Hardin-Simmons University. Lindsey’s passion for student leadership and commitment to student development continues to grow through her professional and academic work in student affairs.


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Meghan Perez

Assistant Director, Leadership Programs


Meghan Perez serves as an Assistant Director in the Office of the Student Experience at SMU. In this role, she is responsible for undergraduate leadership programming and developing the Division of Student Affairs’ Leadership Framework. Prior to joining SMU, Meghan worked in student leadership programing throughout the southeast at Texas A&M University, University of Alabama, and University of Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Master of Science in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Texas A&M University. Before going to graduate school, Meghan was on the team that opened the Houston, Texas office of The Posse Foundation, a leadership-based college access scholarship program.


Meghan, a Houston native, enjoys living in Dallas. She loves spending time with her friends trying out new restaurants, traveling to new and favorite places, and yelling for the Aggies.


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Blake Red Elk

Assistant Director, Orientation Programs


Blake Red Elk is as an Assistant Director in the Office of the Student Experience and will serve as the lead for Orientation programming. Prior to joining the Hilltop, Blake worked primarily in orientation and admissions at the University of Arkansas, Cameron University, Portland State University, and Iowa State University. Blake is a first-generation college graduate and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Cameron University and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Policy from Portland State University.


Blake is a native Oklahoman but is enjoying life south of the Red River. He spends his free time crafting, creating digital art, searching for the perfect hot sauce, and spending time with his family and friends.


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Logan Judkins

Logan Judkins

Graduate Assistant, Leadership and Orientation Programs

Logan Judkins serves as the Graduate Assistant for Orientation and Leadership Programs in the Office of the Student Experience. Prior to joining the Student Experience staff, Logan recently graduated from SMU with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Business Analytics here at the Cox School of Business. Logan was President of Program Council during his time at SMU, helping develop his passion for student development and the SMU student experience.

Logan is an avid SMU Football fan and tries to travel to at least one away game a year during the season.

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