Colleagues,

I am excited to share that Dr. Monique Eguavoen will join us Monday, September 28, as the Associate Dean of Admission. As an integral member of the senior leadership in Undergraduate Admission, Monique will lead our recruitment efforts domestically and internationally. She will also be a key leader in our creative approach to recruitment marketing.

Monique’s dissertation title, Faculty and Staff Perceptions of First Generation College Students, reflects her passion for diversity and inclusion and how it enriches our lives as a university and a community. In her former position at Penn State New Kensington as the Director of Enrollment Management, Monique was known for her customer service driven approach to admission, her use of analytics and data to make informed decisions and her support and care for her team. Prior to Penn State New Kensington, Monique worked for the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, as well as the University of California, Irvine.

I send my sincere thanks to the committee members who gave their time and effort to this search: Joe Davis, Kim Herman, Ryan Cole and Ebony Dixon. I would also like to thank the SMU community members who met with our candidates during their final interviews.

Please help me welcome Monique to our SMU family, the Division of Enrollment Services and the sunshine and warmth of Dallas!

Sincerely,

Elena

Elena D. Hicks
Dean of Admission
Executive Director of Enrollment Services