The Division of Student Affairs creates and supports a robust student experience and forges strategic partnerships to best serve the entire SMU community. As educators and scholar-practitioners, we create purposeful learning and leadership opportunities for students to clarify and develop their knowledge, values, skills, and identities - challenging each to become a world changer.
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
Vice President for Student Affairs and Leadership Team
Dr. K.C. Mmeje
Dr. Mindy Sutton
Dr. Aramis Watson
Dr. Dawn F. Norris
Dr. Jennifer "JJ" Jones
Rev. Lisa Garvin
Dr. Crystal Clayton
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.
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.
The Learning Domains
All programs and services within our division promote or facilitate student learning. We have developed six learning domains spanning each area of learning: cognitive (knowledge), affective (attitudes and beliefs), and psychomotor (skills and abilities).