The Office of the Provost administers the Mustang Scholar Program.

Our team is committed to student success. We're facilitators of the student experience within the Mustang Scholars Program.

Learn more about the people that power this dynamic community of scholars.


Meet the team

Dr. Angela Jeon-Huh wearing a white blouse

Angela Jeon-Huh

Assistant Dean of Scholars Programs
Director, Mustang Scholars Program

Dr. Angela Jeon-Huh earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Politics and a Master’s degree in Leadership Development at the Pennsylvania State University, and completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management at Drexel University. Her dissertation focused on undergraduate international student onboarding, specifically ways to improve the cultural and academic adjustment period. Prior to coming to SMU, Dr. Angela Jeon-Huh served as Director of Global Programs at Pennsylvania State University and a faculty member for Global Studies and American Government courses. She served for five years as Drexel University’s Assistant Dean of Students and Director of International Students and Scholars Services. Dr. Jeon-Huh is an active member and a presenter for the Association of International Educators, NAFSA, Academic Impression, AI, and The Global Community for Academic Advising, NACADA.

Phone: 214-768-1040


Maria Izaguirre is a latina woman with dark brown hair. She wears a black blouse and a blue cardigan. The background is the classic red bricks used in most SMU buildings.

Maria Izaguirre

Program Specialist for Scholars Programs

Maria Izaguirre, a Dallas Native, earned bachelor's degrees in Human Rights, Psychology, and Sociology from SMU. Before joining the team as a Program Specialist for Scholars Programs, Maria was the Postbaccalaureate Fellow for the SMU Human Rights Program. Maria is currently a candidate for a Master of Science in Counseling at SMU.

When not working or studying, Maria enjoys taking long walks at White Rock Lake with her dogs, spending time with her cat, attending concerts, and trying new coffee shops.