Daniel M. Maxwell

Dan Maxwell

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs - UH System
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs - University of Houston

Dan joined the UH team in January 2012 and provides leadership, strategic vision, organization and administrative oversight of campus-wide programs, services, and operations for the following departments and functional initiatives/areas: University Career Services, Assessment and Strategic Planning, Communications and Marketing, Student Success Initiatives, Academic and Faculty Collaborations, Advancement, Emergency Management, Student Housing Initiatives, Urban Experience Program, and Student Affairs Committees. He assists the vice chancellor/vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services with executive administrative support for student affairs units in the University of Houston System.

Dan leads the Division’s involvement, in partnership with Academic Affairs, the Foundations of Excellence process through the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence.  He is also chair of the Division’s Student Employment Work Group in partnership with the Office of Human Resources. He previously chaired and/or co-chaired the Greek Life Task Force, the Retention Work Group, and the Programming Sub-Committee of the UHAA’s Transition Committee.

Over the past 26 years, Dan has worked at Syracuse University, the University of Arizona, Western Illinois University and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).  His areas of experiences include residence life, Greek Life, first amendment and public demonstrations, student government and GLBTA student organization advising, student organization policy development, judicial affairs for fraternity and sorority life & student organizations, student activities and leadership, multicultural activities, student unions, advancement, assessment and strategic planning.  Dan is the past two-term national president of the Association of College Unions International and served a three-year term as the chairperson of the Association’s Educational Research Fund.

Dan is an active presenter locally, regionally and nationally on student affairs advancement/fund-raising, student affairs assessment, leadership, multiculturalism, Greek Life, supervision, and student unions and construction.  Dan has served on multiple program review/assessment teams for student unions, student activities, and fraternity and sorority life.

Dan is a graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in Personnel and Industrial Relations and the University of Miami with a master’s degree in Higher Educational Leadership. Dan is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University and is working on his dissertation.