Department of Recreational Sports

Contact Us

Hours of Operation

Main Desk Phone: 214-768-3374
Staff Office Phone: 214-768-3366


Physical Address:
Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports
Southern Methodist University
6000 Bush Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 750161
Dallas, TX 75275

Map to the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports


Jorge Juarez

Executive Director

Ph: 214-768-3368 |

Employed at SMU since: 2012

Education Background: Texas A&M Corpus Christi 1990 and  Texas Tech 2001

Hobbies: Love exercising and play sports with my wife (Veronica) and four children (Sebastian, Karol, Blaise, and Rocco). Let's agree there is never any down time in the Juarez home.

Favorite Quotes: "If you judge people, you have no time to love them." Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta

What should excite the students about your program?
Having worked at five University Rec Centers in the state of Texas, Mustangs should be PROUD of what they have on campus. Excellent experiences within Rec Sports Programs and Dedman Center should excite ALL MUSTANGS.


David Chambers

Associate Director/Dedman Operations/Memberships

Ph: 214-768-4823 |

Employed at SMU since: 2004

Education Background: B.S.B.A. Economics, Auburn University, 1988; M.Ed. HPER Outdoor Education, Administration, Georgia College State University, 2001.

Hobbies:  Anything outdoor recreation related and specifically, canoeing, backpacking and climbing; introducing my kids to the outdoors; spending time outside with family and coaching daughter's softball.

Favorite Quotes: "In mountaineering, there are two types of people: old mountaineers and bold mountaineers, but you never meet any old and bold mountaineers."

What should excite the students about your program?
Recreational Sports epitomizes the relationship between fun and the student experience. No matter your interest, Recreational Sports offers healthy opportunities for connection, challenge, leadership, and personal development through exciting, active, and fun experiences.


Tiffany Fettinger

Spirit Coordinator

Ph: 214-768-1500 |

Employed at SMU since: 2012

Education Background: B.A. in Psychology, Southern Methodist University

Hobbies: Going to the lake, Spending time with family and friends, cooking, working out, reading and enjoying the sunshine!

Favorite Quote: "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I'm Possible'." “Audrey Hepburn

What should excite the students about your program?
SMU Cheer is more than a squad that supports athletic programs, but a family. The team is so special and unique every year! The future of SMU Cheer is looking very bright!!!


Gina Garcia

Assistant Director of Fitness

Ph: 214-768-4818 |

Employed at SMU since: 2006

Education Background: B.S. Physical Education, minor in Business, 1992; Music degree in piano, 1984; Nalchik, Russia, SMU- Master of  Liberal Studies, 2013.

Hobbies: Cooking and trying out new recipes that are healthy, pencil drawing, and knitting.

Favorite Quote: "Life is given to people only once and we need to live this life with pride and integrity so there are no regrets when this life is over." - Translated from Russian writer Nikolai Alexeevich Ostrovsky in How the Steel was Tempered.

What should excite the students about your program?
SMU Fitness offers a variety of programs to get you healthy, fit and educated. Massage therapy helps the body recover from injuries, relax and improves overall health.


Mikos Smith

Coordinator of Aquatics/Member Services

Ph: 214-768-9916 |


Bonnie Hainline

Assistant Director, Intramural/Sport Clubs

Dedman Reservations and Special Events

Ph: 214-768-3367 |

Employed at SMU since: 2014

Educational Background: B.S. Accounting from University of Texas, Austin; M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Oklahoma State University.


Albert Mitugo

Assistant Director, Outdoor Adventures 

Ph: 214-768-4822 |

Employed at SMU since: 2008

Education Background: B.S., Animal Science, Egerton (Kenya) and Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, SMU.

Hobbies: Travelling, being in the outdoors, family and fun

Favorite Quote: "After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb" - Nelson Mandela

What should excite the students about your program? It is awesome to learn outside of walled it improves their overall leadership skills!