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Message from the Dean of Students

Dear Students,

Welcome to SMU!

As you embark on your academic journey here, you will discover that SMU is not just a university that is different, but one that strives to nurture and mould that unique, differentiating factor in each and every one of you.

Trust me, your chapter here will be unforgettable, probably amazing. It will be a time of learning, exploring and discovering – yourselves, your peers, and the world around you. Study hard, but more importantly, make the best of your resources whether in or out of class. Connect, take part, join in, step up; your capabilities will outshine what you first thought possible of yourselves.

I remember my own university days very fondly. I was involved in various CCAs, took on many out-of-classroom activities, hung out with classmates, worked on group projects till late, but still magically found time – and energy – to balance studies, CCAs, family and friends. With determination, discipline and good time management, you too, will be able to achieve this.

Youth is a time to feel invincible. Clichéd as it may sound, the world is your oyster. But with new-found freedom and abilities, do learn to harness these responsibly.

At SMU, my colleagues and I will endeavour to provide you with a safe and supportive environment not just to pursue your academic goals, but to challenge yourselves and grow. We hope your respective involvement in the university’s nearly 130 CCA clubs, or myriad of student life activities we have organised and designed will allow you to become not just future leaders ready to take on the world, but compassionate human beings with a heart for others. To know your passions and talents is only the half way mark; realising how to serve others with them, well, that will be your worth.

So make the best of your time here. Learn as much as you can from others, as they learn from you.

Have a wonderful, exciting, and fulfilling student life at SMU!


Professor Paulin Straughan
Dean of Students


 
 

Office of Dean of Students

Professor Paulin Straughan
Dean of Students
Email: paulints@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6828 9667

Dr Bervyn Lee
Associate Dean of Students
Email: bervynlee@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6828 0326

Centre for Social Responsibility

Devi
Head, Centre for Social Responsibility
Email: devi@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6828 0161

Centre for Scholars’ Development

Ong Siying
Head, Centre for Scholars Development
Email: syong@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6828 0884

Co-Curriculum Development

Tay Wan Ying
Head, Co-Curriculum Development
Email: wytay@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6828 0319

Creative Experience and Partnerships Team

Jimmy Ye
Head, Creative Experience and Partnerships Team
Email: jimmyye@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6828 0435

Dato’ Kho Hui Meng Career Centre

Sim Cher Young
Director, Dato’ Kho Hui Meng Career Centre
Email: cysim@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6808 5271

Diversity, Inclusion & Integration

Elain Sim
Head, Diversity, Inclusion & Integration
Email: elainsim@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6828 0376

Mrs Wong Kwok Leong Student Wellness Centre

Ada Chung
Head, Mrs Wong Kwok Leong Student Wellness Centre
Email: adachung@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6808 5120

Office of Dean of Students Group Services

Soh Yeing Yeing
Head, Office of Dean of Students Group Services,
Email: yysoh@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6808 5383

Office of Student Life

Kenneth Tan
Director, Office of Student Life
Head, Arts, Office of Student Life
Email: kennethtan@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6808 7987

Eric Song
Head, Sports & Adventure, Office of Student Life
Email: ericsong@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6828 0342

Wong Yew Tong
Head, Student Leadership, Office of Student Life
Email: ytwong@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6828 0972

Safety & Emergency Preparedness

Mohammad Ridzuwan bin Ya’akop
Head, Safety & Emergency Preparedness
Email: mridzuwany@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6828 0586

Student Services Hub

Debbie Chua
Head, Student Services Hub
Email: debbiechua@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6828 0694

 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Assistance

Centre for Student Financial Assistance

Adelene Ang
Head, Centre for Student Financial Assistance
Email: aang@smu.edu.sg
Contact: 6828 0160

Last updated on 1 Nov 2017.