An SMU graduate of 1970, Parent Liaison Deanie Kepler can answer just about any question parents have about the University or Dallas – and if she doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find out. Deanie works closely with the SMU Mothers’ and Dads’ Clubs to assist their goal of ensuring students’ success.
Deanie also writes “Ask Deanie,” an advice column on SMU’s Web site for parents. Here’s her advice about students struggling with early college performance:
Students sometimes find the transition to college harder than anticipated and may fall behind. They don’t understand the class lectures. Their writing may not yet meet the professor’s expectations. Or maybe a part-time job cuts into study time. All these concerns are normal, and there are supportive things a parent can do:
Have something to ask Deanie? Contact her at email@example.com or (214) 768-4797.