Division of Student Affairs

Office of the Vice President

Vice President for Student Affairs: Dr. Lori S. White
Perkins Administration Building, Room 203
smu.edu/studentaffairs/
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.

Associate Vice President & Dean of Student Life

Dean of Student Life ad interim: Dr. Stephen Rankin
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 302
smu.edu/studentlife/
Ph: (214) 768-4564

Center for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention

Director: John Sanger
Memorial Health Center, 2nd Floor
smu.edu/alcoholeducation/
Ph: (214) 768-4021

Chaplain & University Ministries

Chaplain & Minister to the University: Dr. Stephen Rankin
Asst. Chaplain: Judy Henneberger
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 316
smu.edu/chaplain/
Ph: (214) 768-4502

Community Engagement & Leadership

Director: Stephanie Howeth
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 200
smu.edu/lci/
Phone: (214) 768-4403

Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Director: Dr. Cathey Soutter
Memorial Health Center, 2nd Floor
smu.edu/counseling/
Ph: (214) 768-2277

Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports

Executive Director: Jorge Juarez
smu.edu/recsports/
Ph: (214) 768-3374

Reservations:
Dedman Center Rooms: (214) 768-4732
Courts: (214) 768-3374
Outdoor Field: (214) 768-3367

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Director: Kristal Statler
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 300
smu.edu/fsl
Ph: (214) 768-8466

Health Services

Executive Director: Patrick Hite
Memorial Health Center
smu.edu/healthcenter/
Outpatient Medical Clinic Phone: (214) 768-2141
Mental Health Center Phone: (214) 768-2860

Hegi Family Career Development Center

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
& Executive Director:
Dr. Troy Behrens
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 200
smu.edu/career/
Phone: (214) 768-2266

Hughes-Trigg Student Center

Director: Richard Owens
3140 Dyer Street
Staff Office: Hughes-Trigg Rm 315
smu.edu/htrigg/
Phone: (214) 768-4500

Multicultural Student Affairs

Director: Creston Lynch
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 300
smu.edu/multicultural/
Phone: (214) 768-4580

New Student Orientation & Student Support

Director: Lindsey Koch
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 307
smu.edu/newstudent/
Phone: (214) 768-4560

Parent & Family Programs

Director: Dr. Deanie Kepler
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 302
smu.edu/parents/
Phone: (214) 768-4797

Residence Life & Student Housing

Dean: Dr. Troy Behrens
Boaz Hall - West Entrance
smu.edu/housing/
Phone: (214) 768-2407

Student Activities

Director: Dawn F. Norris
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 300
smu.edu/studentactivities/
Phone: (214) 768-4400

Student Conduct & Community Standards

Associate Dean of Student Life: Melinda Sutton
Assistant Dean & Director:
Dr. Evelyn L. Ashley
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 302
smu.edu/studentlife/
Phone: (214) 768-4563

Student Development & Programs

Executive Director: Jennifer "JJ" Jones
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 323
smu.edu/saprograms
Ph: (214) 768-4411

Student Media Company

Executive Director: John "Jay" Miller
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 314
smudailycampus.com
Phone: (214) 768-4555

Women’s Center for Gender & Pride Initiatives

Director: Karen Click
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, Rm 313
smu.edu/womenscenter/
Phone: (214) 768-4792

 

Last revision - 02 Aug 2013

 

 
The Office of the Dean of Student Life is a department in the Division of Student Affairs.