Vice president for student affairs
Division of Student Affairs
Dr. Aaron J. Hart currently serves as vice president for student affairs in the Division of Student Affairs. Previously, he was the vice president for student affairs at the University of Houston – Clear Lake and brings more than 24 years of experience in higher education administration. In his past role, Dr. Hart oversaw the student affairs portfolio, including, but not limited to, the Dean of Student Office, Housing and Residence Life, Campus Recreation and Wellness, Counseling Services, and Student Involvement and Leadership. Dr. Hart has humble beginnings, born and raised on the southside of Chicago to hard-working parents who never attended college but understood the value, and instilled the importance, of higher education. Dr. Hart is a proud Life-Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Dr. Hart received his doctorate from Arizona State University in higher and postsecondary education. He has significant experience in critical areas within student affairs related to strategic planning, supervision, student development, multicultural competencies, leadership, and budgetary administration. Dr. Hart has authored several articles, book chapters and presented at national conferences on various topics related to best practices in student affairs, fraternity and sorority life, the advocacy of underrepresented students and staff in higher education, organizational and team development, and the effective implementation of co-curricular initiatives.