A Message from the Dean

The life of a McMurry student involves much more than attending classes and studying. At McMurry, students can acquire incredible knowledge in the classroom, but can also acquire and develop leadership, social, and communication skills by becoming actively involved in student organizations, campus life, residence life, and a host of other activities. The secret is to "Get Involved!" The opportunities are enormous: chanters, band, athletics, hall council, MSG (student government), social clubs, honor societies, service organizations, intramurals, orientation leaders, resident assistants, cheerleaders, Servant Leadership, Campus Activities Board (CAB), theatre, and much more. Becoming involved in these activities enrich the campus experience for students.


The Division of Student Affairs, in partnership with University and community entities, enriches and promotes the mission of McMurry University by enhancing the holistic development of each individual student through the facilitation of personal relationships, transformative learning experiences, and value-centered education.

How We Achive Our Mission

  • Providing an educational and inclusive community
  • Helping students develop meaning and purpose
  • Designing opportunities for leadership development and application of skills and knowledge
  • Providing services that enhance the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, moral and ethical development of the campus community in a safe and supportive environment
  • Instilling a sense of personal responsibility and accountability
  • Promoting professionalism through role modeling, teamwork, membership/leadership in professional organizations, and dedication to the University's mission.

Welcome to McMurry!

Allen Withers, Ph.D.
Dean of Students and Campus Life

Office: 325-793-4680
Fax: 325-793-4879
President Hall South, Room 101