Vice President for Student Affairs
As the Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Melissa Mahan has been instrumental in the recent growth of Texas A&M University-San Antonio. As the university sets its sights on becoming the national model of student academic success, Dr. Mahan works tirelessly to create programs that will be intentional and proactive in serving students. As the university’s top student services administrator, Dr. Mahan oversees Enrollment Management, Student Engagement and Success, and University College which include the areas of Admissions, Advising, Career Services, Disability Student Services, Financial Aid, First Year Experience, International Affairs, Military Affairs, Recreational Sports, Registrar, Student Activities, Student Academic Success Center, Student Counseling and Wellness, Student Rights and Responsibilities and Welcome Center.
Previously, Dr. Mahan held the position of associate dean of Student Affairs at Northeastern State University, where she spent eight years in higher education administration after working in the business field for a number of years as an accountant and company controller. She is most proud of the establishment of DELTA Leadership Academy, a leadership program designed to be the training ground for commuter students and adult learners who wish to explore personal leadership. She is also the executive director of the National Clearinghouse for Commuter Programs (NCCP), the only national organization that exists solely to provide information, consultation, and assistance to professionals who work for, with, and on behalf of commuter students.
Holding membership in numerous professional state and national organizations, Dr. Mahan speaks around the world on leadership development for the adult learner. She serves as a board member of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) in Washington, D.C., directorate member of the American College Personnel Association’s Commission for Commuter Students and Adult Learners, and executive board member for the International Leadership Association’s Women and Leadership Affinity Group. Mahan is a past Broken Arrow City Council member and served on committees with several local organizations. Most recently, she is serving on the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #28 Verano, which allows her to be up-to-date with development issues near the A&M-San Antonio main campus.
Mahan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Northeastern State University, a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Southern Nazarene University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education and Human Relations from Oklahoma State University.