Meet the Team

We've got the most student-centered team on the Hilltop.

Learn more about the people powering the Office of Student Success and Retention.


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Shun Colter

Assistant Director of Student Success and Retention (SSR)

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Shun received his B.A. in Sociology from the University of North Texas and M.A. in Counseling from Prairie View University.
As the Assistant Director of Student Success and Retention, what excites me the most about my position is getting the opportunity to inspire, learn and grow with the students at SMU! I hope to make a positive difference with the students on the SMU campus by demonstrating excellence, integrity, kindness and inclusion. What makes SMU special to my position is having the opportunity to connect with the amazing staff and students., 214-768-6715

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Jay Guillory

Success Coach, Office of Student Success and Retention (SSR)

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Jay is a proud native of Carencro, LA. He received his BA in History from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from East Tennessee State University. He is pursuing his Doctor of Education in Higher Education at Texas A&M University-Commerce. As a Success Counselor, Jay supports SMU students through their Academic careers by supporting them with their academic and professional development.;214-768-6821

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Saahil Mathews

Program Coordinator, Office of Student Success and Retention (SSR)

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Of the students, by the students and for the students - building 'you' together. Helping students achieve dream careers and partnering with them in their success is my passion. Empowering learning journeys and running like a Mustang in the world of unique opportunities with SMU excites me for this position., 214-768-6824

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Director, Office of Student Success and Retention (SSR)

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