Office of the
Vice President for Student Affairs

Photo of Dr. K.C. Mmeje

Dr. K.C. Mmeje

Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Mindy Sutton, Associate VP and Dean of Students

Dr. Mindy Sutton

Associate Vice President & Dean of Students

Dr. Adam R. Cebulski

Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Success & Chief of Staff
Melinda Carlson, Assistant VP and Dean of RLSH

Melinda Carlson

Assistant Vice President & Dean of Residence Life and Student Housing

Rev. Lisa Garvin

Chaplain and Minister to the University
Dr. Crystal Clayton, Executive Director of Hegi Family Career Development Center

Dr. Crystal Clayton

Executive Director of the Hegi Family Career Development Center

Nan Gunter

Executive Assistance to the Vice President for Student Affairs
Julius Mwangi

Julius Mwangi

Senior Finance and Business Manager for Student Affairs

One student is selected each year to serve as the Student Member of the Board of Trustees (Student Trustee), a full voting member of the Board. Eight other students are also selected to serve as Student Members of the Board Standing Committees.


The Vice President for Student Affairs Student Advisory Board provides feedback and student perspective to the Vice President for Student Affairs on critical issues impacting student life that may arise during the course of an academic year.


Divisional committees are the vehicles by which the Division of Student Affairs actualizes our 2018-2023 strategic plan, Cultivating Courageous Change. There are four steering committees with ad hoc committees and task forces throughout the division and within each unit.


The Diversity Officer for Student Affairs serves as a counsel and a resource to the Vice President for Student Affairs regarding issues of diversity and inclusion. They serve as the lead trainer of the CIQ@SMU curriculum for Student Affairs and student organizations.

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