Directory » DANIEL PUGH
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Dr. Pugh currently serves as a Professor of the Practice in Texas A&M University's School of Education & Human Development's Department of Educational Administration & Human Resource Development. Prior to returning to full-time faculty service in 2021, Dr. Pugh served as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Texas A&M University for six years. Before his tenure at Texas A&M University, Dr. Pugh served as the Vice Provost for Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. While at Arkansas, he held a joint faculty appointment as an Associate Profession in the College of Education. Dr. Pugh also held a joint faculty appointment as a Professor of the Practice at Texas A&M since arriving in 2015. Additionally, Dr. Pugh led the Division of Student Affairs during the $4 billion Lead by Example campaign whereby the division's fundraising exceeded $200 million.

Dr. Pugh has served 13 years as the senior student affairs officer at two SEC institutions and 13 years as a Dean of Students at one SEC institution and one Big Sky conference member. Dr. Pugh is heavily involved in professional associations and a member of a Student Affairs think tank. He recently completed eight years of service on the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities' (APLU) executive board of the Council on Student Affairs, including service as council chair and representing APLU on the American Council on Education' (ACE) Title IX response to the Department of Education. Dr. Pugh currently serves as on the editorial board of TACUSPA's Student Affairs on Campus Journal.

Dr. Pugh also serves as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for the Brazos Valley of Texas and is an executive board member for the Catholic Campus Ministries Association (CCMA). He initially held the CASA role for the state of Arkansas prior to transitioning to Texas where he was asked to again serve the SECARMY. Dr. Pugh is one of a handful of CASAs who have held this position in two different states.

Ph.D., Higher Education, University of Georgia (2000)
M.S., Education, University of Tennessee (1990)
B.S., Communications, University of Tennessee (1988)
EDAD 610. Higher Education Law
Legal aspects of administration in institutions of higher education; statutes and case law related to liability, due process, student rights, admission, employee relations and property use.
EDAD 611. Higher Education Business and Finance
Business management and financial aspects of administration in higher education; federal and state funding, institutional planning, budgeting and controlling, sources of financial support and business operations in higher education.
EDAD 627. Case Studies in Higher Education Administration
Management of institutions of higher education through case studies, simulations, problem solving exercises, and in-basket activities; analysis, synthesis and evaluation of variables and decisions in administering the academic enterprise; understanding of process and content issues in administering higher education institutions.
EDAD 631. Student Affairs Functions
Introduction to student affairs administration in higher education programs; includes the history of student affairs administration and the philosophical foundations of student affairs work.
EDAD 655. Administration of Higher Education
Survey of management principles in higher education; functions in delegation, direction, operation, governance and financing applied to postsecondary institutions.
EDAD 689. Special Topics: Development & Fundraising in Higher Education
Overview of historical and contemporary theory and practice associated with higher education advancement, development, and fundraising; exploration of various models of fundraising, including campaigns and annual funds; review historical and modern approaches associated lotteries, major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, annual contributions, student giving, crowdfunding, etc.; theoretical and conceptual frameworks associated with donor identification, motivation, cultivation, stewardship, and giving; review of ethical, legal, and socially conscience practices associated with advancement, development, and fundraising.
Journal Articles
D. Pugh, A. Tull, J. Harbin, A. Kenner, & E. Smith. Legacy of the Dean: A 40-Year Update on Roles and Assumptions (Spring 2018). College Student Affairs Journal. V. 36, No. 1. (Note: Sponsored research by NASPA and the James E. Scott Leadership Academy)
M. Johnson, D. Pugh, & E. Smith. An Integrated Approach to Campus Planning: Input from CSAOs Facilitates the Design and Construction Process (2014). Leadership Exchange, 11(4), 12-15.
Book Chapters
Pugh, D., “Practitioner Reflection: Building Purposeful Relationships,” in Hephner LaBanc, Fernandez, F., Hutchens, N., Melear, K. B. The Contested Campus: Aligning Professional Values, Social Justice, and Free Speech. 2020. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
2022-2023 Departmental Achievement Award for Teaching - Educational Administration and Human Resource Development - School of Education & Human Development
Student Affairs on Campus editorial board - a referred publication of the Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators.
Faculty Senator for the School of Education & Human Development (2023-2026)
Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (Texas - Brazos Valley)
Catholic Campus Ministries Association (CCMA) - national Executive Board member.
Catholic Campus Ministries Association (CCMA) - Executive Committee of the Executive Board - Chair of Development Committee
National Vice Presidents Group (NVPG) - emeritus member.