Elena D. Hicks
Dean of Admission, Executive Director of Enrollment
Southern Methodist University
Since Spring of 2017, Ms. Hicks has responsibility for all activities in the SMU Office of Admission, including admission for first-year, transfer and international applicants. The call center for the entire division of enrollment services reports to Dean Hicks, as well. She works closely with SMU Public Affairs to develop the University’s marketing messages, and with faculty, staff and alumni to recruit high achieving undergraduate students from across the United States and around the world. With more than 30 years of education experience, Hicks has considerable knowledge about student recruitment, selective admission and family involvement. Prior to her tenure at SMU, worked at Loyola University Maryland, Saint Mary’s Hall School, and Texas Christian University.