Assistant Dean for Student Success
Dr. Danielle Harris took her current position as Assistant Dean for Student Success for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2007. She implements and evaluates College recruiting efforts. She also facilitates and maintains a variety of College community-building programs.
Starting at Texas A&M University in 1998 as a graduate student, she has served as advisor for countless students, particularly those in “at-risk” populations. She has worked to assess the effectiveness of various programs for students, helped students improve grant proposals, and has developed student and professional leadership courses.
Prior to her experience at Texas A&M University, she practiced change management consulting for Accenture, LLC in Houston, TX.
Dr. Harris is a Hispanic Leadership in Agriculture and Natural Resources Fellow and a Houston Livestock and Rodeo Fellow. She belongs to the National Academic Advising Association, the National Association of Student Personnnel Administrators, and to honor societies in sociology and agriculture.
She earned a doctorate in agricultural education and leadership development in 2006 and a master’s in student affairs administration in higher education in 2000, both from Texas A&M University. She earned a bachelor’s—with honors—in journalism and mass communication from the University of Iowa in 1997.
- Student recruiting:
- Supervise State-wide recruiting personnel and progress
- Attract target populations to specific programs
- Facilitate and manage summer enrichment programs, including:
- STARS – Summer Training in Agriculture and Related Sciences
- Aggie Summer Institute with TAMU
- 4-H Round Up
- Bridge Program
- Communication Science Technology Engineering Math (CSTEM) in Houston
- Louis Stokes Alliance/Bridge to Doctorate (LSAMP/BTD joint with College of Engineering)
- Student retention and enrichment:
- Primary Advisor for Freshman Leadership Experience (FLE)
- Secondary Advisor for COALS Council
- Freshman Leadership Advisory Council
- Community Building Program
- Roundtables for Advisors
- Community Conversations pilot with Multicultural Services
- Minority Recruitment Retention Leadership Team – College Representative
- New Student Conference – co-organizer