Professional Staff


Residential Community Director (RCD)

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Office: Moore Hall 309

Email: mnadler@smu.edu

Phone: 214-768-5005

Matt Nadler

Matt is the Residential Community Director for Upper Division Housing. He obtained his M.S. in Higher Education, Student Affairs at The Pennsylvania State University. Matt is excited to work with the UDH community to offer unique and exciting experiences for residents. He enjoys exploring Dallas, cooking, getting to know people!


Assistant Residential Community Director

Office: Smith Hall #220

Email: kstopyra@mail.smu.edu

Phone: 214-768-5052

Krystyna Stopyra

Krystyna is the new ARCD for Hillcrest Houses (Perkins and Smith). Krystyna is in her second year of SMU’s Masters of Higher Education program, and is very excited to work with students at SMU and in RLSH. She recently earned her Bachelor of Arts from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA, and moved from Maryland. In her free time, Krystyna likes to workout, hangout with friends, and find new places in Texas to explore!  

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Deangelo garner

A recent SMU graduate from Plano, Texas, DeAngelo will be starting as an Assistant Residential Community Director for UDH in the Fall. DeAngelo brings four years of involvement in the office of Residence Life though his experience as a commons council president, general member of the assembly and as an RA. As an undergrad, DeAngelo also helped establish a start-up aimed to help residents of South and West Dallas create a network of sustainable food production. This passion for social advocacy inspired his pursuit of his M.S in Business Analytics in order to highlight the humanity behind the statistics. As an Assistant Residential Community Director, he looks forward to exploring the overlap between social advocacy and student growth throughout the year. Outside of the workplace, DeAngelo enjoys curating new music playlists, playing tennis and looking for new ways to practice mindfulness.