Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
The mission of the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is to serve and support the departments within the Division of Student Affairs, students, student’s families, former students, administrators, staff, and faculty of Texas A&M University.
The Mission of the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is accomplished by:
- Providing administrative services, financial support, and human resources for the fulfillment of Division and Department goals.
- Working with the departments in creating environments that help students grow, develop, and learn, and that enhance the quality of their lives.
- Promoting collaboration by encouraging and coordinating efforts that affect the entire Division, such as strategic planning, budgeting, diversity and community development, research, assessment, public relations, fund raising, and technology.
- Supporting the values, mission, and policies of Texas A&M University.
- Providing leadership in building alliances within the Texas A&M University community and between the University and its various stakeholders.
Meet the Staff
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Pugh is the senior student affairs officer for Texas A&M University, providing vision and leadership to the Division of Student Affairs. Through his governance, the Division’s departments, programs and services work to provide student support and promote a culture of inclusivity, learning and success.
Dr. Pugh earned a B.S. in Communications and an M.S. in College Student Personnel from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. His Ph.D. was awarded from the University of Georgia’s institute of Higher Education.
Dr. Pugh has held several leadership positions in professional associations such as the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), James E. Scott Leadership Academy and the executive committee for the Council of Student Affairs in the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU). Dr. Pugh is also actively engaged with many additional national student affairs associations.
E-mail Dr. Pugh at email@example.com.
E-mail Dr. Pugh’s assistant, Cindy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Vice President
Dr. Hernandez provides administrative supervision for the departments of Information Technology, Student Life Studies and the University Art Galleries, as well as Division of Student Affairs Marketing & Communications. In addition to her areas of supervision, she currently serves as the convener of the Special Situations Team and the Title IX Deputy for students.
Dr. Hernandez earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, a master’s degree in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Student Affairs, and a doctorate in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Hernandez has received The Association of Former Students and Division of Student Affairs Professional Staff Award and was selected as a Fish Camp Namesake in 2002. Dr. Hernandez is a member of several professional organizations including the Student Affairs Administrations in Higher Education (NASPA), the Association of Student Conduct Administrators, and the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education (NODA), where she held the position of president.
E-mail Dr. Hernandez at email@example.com.
E-mail Dr. Hernandez’s assistant, Sharon Mena, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean of Student Life
Dr. Reber leads the Offices of the Dean of Student Life and provides administrative supervision for the departments of Student Counseling Service and Student Health Services. Dr. Reber coordinates all investigations into alleged violations of the University’s Student Rules including hazing and Title IX violations and co-chairs the University’s bias assessment and response team.
Dr. Reber ’91 received a B.S. in Special Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo, a Master’s in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University, and a Doctorate in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Reber is the recipient of the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Student Relations, the Randy Matson ’67 Association of Former Students Award and is a Fish Camp namesake.
E-mail Dr. Reber at email@example.com.
E-mail Dr. Reber’s assistant, Lisa Boyd-Devers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Vice President
Mr. Reber provides administrative supervision for the departments of Recreational Sports, Residence Life, the Becky Gates Children’s Center, Music Activities, University Center & Special Events, as well as the Division of Student Affairs Business Office. He also leads the Division budget review and resource allocation processes ($105 million for FY16).
Mr. Reber received his M.S. in Physical Education from Western Illinois University (1982), his bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Public Relations and a New York State Coaching Certificate, from the State University of New York at Geneseo (1981).
Mr. Reber was honored to receive The Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Administrators (2013). Tom and his wife, Dr. Anne Reber ’91, Texas A&M’s Dean of Student Life, have two children, Chelsea ’10 and Will. In his leisure time, Tom enjoys keeping statistics at A&M football and basketball games.
E-mail Mr. Reber at email@example.com.
E-mail Mr. Reber’s assistant, Sharon Mena, at SharonM@vpsa.tamu.edu.
Associate Vice President
Dr. Woods provides administrative supervision for the departments of Multicultural Services, Student Activities, the Memorial Student Center and the Veteran Resource & Support Center. Dr. Woods also has oversight of the University Disciplinary Appeals Process, Expressive Activity Committee, and the Diverse Strategies in Action Committee (DSA 2.0).
He received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Master’s in Counseling and Student Development from George Mason University, and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville.
His professional affiliations include memberships in the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), Association for Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA), and College Student Educators International (ACPA), Southern Association of College Student Affairs (SACSA) and the Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA).
Dr. Woods teaches in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development for the Student Affairs and Administration in Higher Education program and serves as liaison for the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education program at Texas A&M. He was selected as a Fish Camp Namesake during his second year at Texas A&M.
E-mail Dr. Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-mail Dr. Woods’s assistant, Stacy Wright, at email@example.com.
Assistant to the Vice President
Cindy Smith is the assistant to Dr. Daniel J. Pugh, Sr. in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Prior to transferring to Student Affairs in the summer of 2013, Cindy worked in the Office of the Registrar. Cindy has earned a B.S. in Geology from Texas A&M University.
Administrative Coordinator I
Sharon Mena, administrative coordinator I in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, provides administrative support to two Associate Vice Presidents, Mr. Tom Reber and Dr. Cynthia Hernandez.
Email Sharon Mena at SharonM@vpsa.tamu.edu
Administrative Coordinator I
Stacy Wright serves as the administrative coordinator I to Dr. C.J. Woods as well as assists Mr. Tom Reber on special projects and events in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Email Stacy Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org