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Dr. Cynthia L. Hernandez

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Cynthia L. Hernandez is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Texas A&M University. She has over 17 years of experience in higher education and student affairs work. Among other responsibilities, she focuses on enhancing integration and collaboration initiatives with academic affairs and communicating the impact and value of the work of the division to external constituents. She serves as the convener of the Special Situations Team and as the Title IX Deputy for the Division of Student Affairs. Dr. Hernandez is the Division’s liaison to the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development where she has served as an adjunct professor teaching higher education business and finance. Prior to this position, Dr. Hernandez worked in the area of new student orientation, transition, and retention programming. Dr. Hernandez earned a bachelor's degree in Animal Science and a master’s degree in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Student Affairs Administration, and a doctorate degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University. 

Dr. Hernandez is a member of several professional organizations including NASPA, ASJA, and the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA), where she holds the position of President. She was selected as NODA’s Outstanding Orientation Professional in 2004. At Texas A&M, she has received The Association of Former Students and Division of Student Services Outstanding Professional Award and was selected as the 2012 Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education Alumni Award.