Vice President's Message

Vice President's Message

Welcome to SUNY Delhi! Our theme this year is “Passion, Purpose and Opportunity.” Whether competing in Athletics, to your living and dining experience here on campus, to your safety and well-being, or to the many engagement and involvement opportunities that are available to you, we are passionate about providing you with the best college experience possible, because our purpose is to support your success as students. The following departments fall under the Division of Student Life and are here to support you during your SUNY Delhi journey.

The Center for Student Leadership and Engagement and Athletics provide numerous opportunities to make new friends, learn about something different, serve others, and be a part of the greater Bronco community. Most importantly, they help you develop important essential skills like leadership and critical thinking, which, along with your SUNY Delhi degree, will distinguish you from other graduates when you apply for your first “dream” job.

Residence Life, CADI, Kunsela Hall Pool and Fitness Center offer places to meet, live, eat, exercise, relax and recreate: a home away from home. Growing up, my father used to say “Mi Casa su Casa” (my house is your house) and for the next four years we want you to feel like “there’s no place like SUNY Delhi” (thank you, Dorothy and Toto).

Health and Counseling Services provide professional and personal care for both your physical and mental health. You will probably never have such high quality service and support literally at your “doorstep.” I encourage you to use them in a proactive way. No problem or concern is too small and the last thing we want is for some minor unattended issue to become a larger problem that impacts your health and success as a student in a negative way.

EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) is designed for students who have the ability and talent to succeed in college, but have had limited academic and financial options to prove their dedication. It provides supplemental support in the areas of tutoring, counseling and financial aid to eligible students.

Finally, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and University Police support and nurture a safe and welcoming environment that supports learning both in and outside of the classroom. If you have any questions about our policies or procedures, are in a difficult situation, or just do not know where to start, please visit the Student Life office or our on-campus police station.

I have designated office hours for students only on Wednesdays (3 to 4 p.m.) and Thursdays (3 to 4 p.m.) in Bush 146. I also have a free “Dine with the VP for Student Life” once a week during lunch at either the Farrell or MacDonald Dining Center. If you are interested, just email me at aguirrta@delhi.edu. I attend as many student programs and events as I can during the week, and when I am not on campus can be found with my partner Cara and three children Diego, Zavi and Paloma enjoying life in the greater Delaware County area.

Wishing you “good effort” and much success as you embark upon or continue your SUNY Delhi journey.

Sincerely,

Dr. Tomás A. Aguirre
Vice President for Student Life
SUNY Delhi

 

 

About Tomás Aguirre, Vice President for Student Life and Chief Diversity Officer

Dr. Aguirre comes to SUNY Delhi from Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he served as Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students. Prior to that, he served as Dean of Students at the University of New Mexico and Associate Dean of Students at Humboldt State University. Altogether, he has more than 20 years of experience in education administration and delivery.

At SUNY Delhi, Dr. Aguirre leads a division that includes eight departments, approximately 105 college employees, 120 auxiliary employees, and more than 350 student employees, overseeing budgets in excess of $20 million, including the college’s residence hall, health, athletic, and auxiliary budgets. His responsibilities include developing collaborative relationships with campus administration, faculty, and campus leaders to plan and implement strategic initiatives, develop partnerships, resolve issues, and cultivate a seamless learning experience for SUNY Delhi students.

Dr. Aguirre holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, a Master of Science in Education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Texas, Austin.

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