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Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

About

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.

View Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs Org Chart

Meet the Staff

Dr. Daniel J. Pugh, Sr.

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.

Prior to his arrival at Texas A&M University, Dr. Pugh served as the Vice Provost for Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas, where he also held positions as Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Student as well as Associate Professor of Higher Education in the College of Education and Health Professions’ Higher Education Leadership Program.

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 vpsa@tamu.edu.

E-mail Dr. Pugh’s assistant, Cindy Smith at csmith@vpsa.tamu.edu.

Dr. Cynthia L. Hernandez

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 has over 20 years of experience in higher education and student affairs. Prior to returning to Texas A&M, she served as the Coordinator of Orientation, Transition, and Retention Services at Northern Arizona University.

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 cynthiah@vpsa.tamu.edu.

E-mail Dr. Hernandez’s assistant, Sharon Mena, at smena@vpsa.tamu.edu.

Dr. Anne Reber

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 began her tenure as the Dean of Student Life in 2010 and continues to serve in this position while joining the Vice President’s administrative team. Prior to her leadership in Student Life, Dr. Reber served as the Director of Disability Services at Texas A&M and spent 12 years of her early career in public schools as an educator and administrator.

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 a-reber@tamu.edu.

E-mail Dr. Reber’s assistant, Lisa Boyd-Devers at lboyddevers@tamu.edu.

Mr. Tom Reber

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 previously served as Texas A&M’s Interim Vice President for Student Affairs from May 2014 through July 2015. He oversaw the renovation of the Memorial Student Center, completed in 2012, and the Golf Course renovation project in 2013. Tom joined the Vice President’s Office in February of 2004. Prior to that he served for 22 years in the Department of Recreational Sports.

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 treber@tamu.edu.

E-mail Mr. Reber’s assistant, Sharon Mena, at SharonM@vpsa.tamu.edu.

Dr. C.J. Woods

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 CenterDr. Woods also has oversight of the University Disciplinary Appeals Process, Expressive Activity Committee, and the Diverse Strategies in Action Committee (DSA 2.0).

Dr. Woods previously served as Texas A&M’s Director of the Department of Multicultural Services and has more than 11 years experience as a department head in higher education and student affairs.  Prior to coming to Texas A&M, C.J. served as Director of Diversity Programs and Coordinator of Judicial Affairs at Western Kentucky University.

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 cjwoods@tamu.edu.

E-mail Dr. Woods’s assistant, Stacy Wright, at stacyw@vpsa.tamu.edu.

Ms. Cindy Smith

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.

Ms. Sandy Barrett

Administrative Associate III

Sandy Barrett is the front desk and reception area coordinator.  She has served the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs since the fall of 1999.

Email Sandy Barrett at sbarrett@tamu.edu

Ms. Sharon Mena

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.

Ms. Mena previously served as administrative assistant in the Office of the Dean of Student Life from 2013-2016. Sharon received an Associate of Applied Science in Office Administration from Hill College and an Advanced III Certification from the National Association of Educational Office Professionals.

Email Sharon Mena at SharonM@vpsa.tamu.edu

Ms. Stacy Wright

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.

Prior to joining the Division of Student Affairs in 2010 where she worked in the Department of Student Activities in the Leadership and Service Center, Stacy worked in the Corporate Telecom and Software industries for 14 years in Marketing Communications and Special Events.  Ms. Wright has earned her B.A.S. in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Texas.

Email Stacy Wright at stacyw@vpsa.tamu.edu