DELHI, NY (08/15/2017) (readMedia)-- SUNY Delhi has named Dr. Tomàs A. Aguirre as its new Vice President for Student Life. As the college's senior student affairs officer, he will lead the Division of Student Life and administer SUNY Delhi's student affairs programs.
Dr. Aguirre was selected from a field of highly qualified candidates after an extensive search process that drew on broad input from the campus community. He succeeds Barbara Jones who has served the college for over 30 years.
"I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Aguirre to the SUNY Delhi community as our new Vice President for Student Life," said SUNY Delhi President Michael R. Laliberte. "Dr. Aguirre brings a wealth of experience, expertise and vision in the field of higher education leadership and student engagement. Our philosophy is, 'The student is the most important person at SUNY Delhi.' Dr. Aguirre will help ensure the student experience is front and center in all we do."
Dr. Aguirre comes to SUNY Delhi from Texas A&M University - Commerce, where he served as Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students. Prior to that, he served as Dean of Students at the University of New Mexico and Associate Dean of Students at Humboldt State University. Altogether, he has more than 20 years of experience in education administration and delivery.
At SUNY Delhi, Dr. Aguirre will lead a division that includes eight departments, approximately 105 college employees, 120 auxiliary employees, and more than 350 student employees, overseeing budgets in excess of $20 million including the college's residence hall, health, athletic, and auxiliary budgets. His responsibilities will include developing collaborative relationships with campus administration, faculty, and campus leaders to plan and implement strategic initiatives, develop partnerships, resolve issues, and cultivate a seamless learning experience for SUNY Delhi students.
Dr. Aguirre holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, a Master of Science in Education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Texas, Austin.