Meet Your Texas Parents Staff

Full-Time Staff

Susie Smith

Director

Susie is from Texas and received a B.S. in Speech Communication from The University of Texas at Austin in 1987. Her career has focused in the areas of membership, development and event planning at organizations such as Barton Creek Country Club, Riverplace Country Club and destination management company, Circa Austin. Susie found her way back to the Forty Acres in 2008, serving as associate director for constituent relations in the College of Natural Sciences. In 2011, she was named director of Texas Parents and charged with developing strategies to enhance and expand Texas Parents services for all UT families. As mom of three active kids ages 23, 19 and 19 (yes, twins!), she enjoys being her kids' biggest fan in all that they do. Quite simply, Susie loves being a mom and sees her position at UT as an opportunity to draw on her and others' parental experiences to help UT parents and their students.

Favorite UT Austin Fact: Back in the day, class Adds and Drops were done manually with index cards and tables circling the multiple levels of the Erwin Center.

Student Staff

Sadie is a sophomore Undergraduate Studies student with a minor in business from Fort Worth, Texas. Sadie began working for Texas Parents in August 2021 as an Office Assistant. Outside of work, she loves adventuring outdoors, spending time with family and friends, going to sports events and painting!