About Us

The Office of Parent and Family Programs serves as a resource for parents/families by providing information and communications which support student success and student retention, encourages an appropriate role for parents within the University community, and that generates a long term relationship between families and the University community. In doing so, parents understand the student experience, embrace efforts that support student learning, and that empower students to take responsibility for the choices they make both in and out of the classroom.


The Parent & Family Programs Office collaborates with the SMU Mothers’ and Dads’ Club on the following goals:

  • Provide information to parents and families about the resources available on campus through regular email updates related to campus and club events.
  • Promote parent and family participation in campus events and activities.
  • Celebrate SMU traditions
  • Sponsor campus events and activities that enhance the experiences of both students and their families throughout the academic year.
  • Support students through Endowed Scholarship Funds


Brooke Richardson

Assistant Director for Parent and Family Programs

Phone: 214-768-4797
Email: parents@smu.edu

SMU Mothers' and Dads' Club logo, red circle with blue outer circle, SMU log in blue, red mustang, white letters

Mothers' and Dads' Club Presidents 2023 – 2024

Anja Shoup
Gary Willis

Email: momsanddads@smu.edu