SMU Student Handbook

Division of Student Affairs


Vice President for Student Affairs: Dr. K.C. Mmeje
Perkins Administration Building, Room 203
Ph: (214) 768-2821

The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for the oversight of educational and developmental programs in and out of the classroom settings at the University. The initial purpose of the Division is to support academic endeavors, however, it also works to extend what is learned in the traditional classroom into the free time and recreational activities of students. The Division is staffed by masters and doctoral degree professionals and a number of clerical and service personnel. Many students are also employed by the Division in positions of leadership in the residence halls and other activities areas. The sense of community for students is critical to student success inside and outside of the classroom. The many programs and services which are sponsored by the Division are directed towards the creation of a very close and lasting sense of community, which allows students to support each other while they grow through their shared college experiences.


Hegi Family Career Development Center
Exec. Director:
 Dr. Crystal Clayton
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 200
Phone: (214) 768-2266


Asst VP / Chief of Staff: Dr. Adam Cebulski
Perkins Admin, Suite 203
Ph: (214) 768-2821

 Assessment and Strategic Initiatives
Asst. Director: 
Dr. Allison Kanny
Hughes-Trigg Suite 314
Phone: (214) 768-4426

Marketing and Communication
Asst. Director: 
Stephanie Howeth
Hughes-Trigg Suite 314
Phone: (214) 768-4402

    Student Involvement

Exec. Director: Dr. Dawn Norris
Hughes-Trigg Suite 314
Ph. (214) 768-4400

Fraternity & Sorority Life (IFC, Panhellenic, NPHC, MGC)
Assoc. Director:
Danielle Wilcher
Hughes-Trigg Suite 315
Phone: (214) 768-4455

Hughes-Trigg Student Center
Assoc. Director:
Lauren Chapman
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 315
Phone: (214) 768-4400

    Student Development

Exec. Director: Jennifer "JJ" Jones
Hughes-Trigg Suite 314
Ph. (214) 768-4411

Parent & Family Programs / Veterans Support
Dr. Deanie Kepler
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 300
Phone: (214) 768-4797

Social Change & Intercultural Engagement
 Erica Zamora
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 307
Phone: (214) 768-4434

The Student Experience
Dr. Lindsey Koch
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 318
Phone: (214) 768-4560

Women & LGBT Center
Dr. Sidney Gardner
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 313
Phone: (214) 768-4792


Dean of Students Office
Dean of Students ad interim:
Dr. Evelyn L. Ashley
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 302
Ph: (214) 768-4564

Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports
Executive Director:
Jorge Juarez
Dedman Center Suite 110
Ph: (214) 768-3374

Health Services / Dr. Bob Smith Health Center
Assoc. Dean / Exec. Dir.:
Dr. Randolph P. Jones
Dr. Bob Smith Health Center
Outpatient Medical Clinic Ph: (214) 768-2141
Counseling Services Ph: (214) 768-2860

Student Conduct & Community Standards
Asst. Dean & Director:
Dr. Evelyn L. Ashley
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 302
Phone: (214) 768-4563

Student Support (CCC Program)
Elsie Johnson
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 302
Ph: (214) 768-4564

Violence Prevention & Support Services
Tawny Alonzo
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 302
Phone: (214) 768-4512


Chaplain & University Ministries
Dr. Stephen Rankin
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Suite 316
Ph: (214) 768-4502


Residence Life & Student Housing
Asst VP / Dean: Melinda Carlson

Boaz Hall - West Entrance
Phone: (214) 768-2407


Last revision - 04 March 2019