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Dr. Daniel Maxwell

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Dr. Daniel Maxwell has over 31 years of experience in higher education at both public and private institutions along with having worked at land grant and urban institutions. He joined the University of Houston team in January 2012 and currently serves in dual roles as Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for the University of Houston System and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Houston. Dan served as the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Houston Clear Lake for 2018-2019 academic year. Previously, Dan served in various roles in student affairs at Syracuse University, University of Arizona, Western Illinois University, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Armed with a great sense of humor and an engaging personality, Dan is a results-oriented professional dedicated to developing teams to achieve valuable performance results. He is experienced with leading projects in fast-paced environments, developing effective relationships in diverse environments, and building high-performance teams.

Dan is the recipient of the 2020 Robert H. Shaffer Distinguished Alumni Award, which is presented annually to a graduate of the IU Higher Education doctoral program who exemplifies outstanding service to the student affairs profession. Dan is a member of NASPA – Student Affairs and Administrators in Higher Education. He is a 2020 Pillar of the Profession and served on the AVP Steering Committee from 2016-2020. Dan is the recipient of the 2018 AVP/Senior Level Student Affairs Professional Award in NASPA Region III and the 2016 James E. Scott Outstanding Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award in NASPA Region III. Dan is a past two-term national president of the Association of College Unions International and the 2019 recipient of the Butts-Whiting Award. Locally, Dan serves on the board of trustees for St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Houston, Texas.

Dan received his Bachelor of Science in Personnel and Industrial Relations from Syracuse University, a Master of Science in Education in Higher Educational Leadership from the University of Miami, and his Doctorate of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs with a minor in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University.