A Note from your Dean of Students

Tomas Aguirre

Welcome to Texas A&M University-Commerce the “Campus that Cares.” Campus Life and Student Development is comprised of 13 offices that are designed to serve and support you throughout your university journey. Staffed with highly trained professionals that treat you like family, we are here to support your personal growth and success.
L.E.A.D., Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Activities and S.E.E.D.S. provide numerous opportunities to make new friends, learn about something different, serve others, and be a part of the greater Lion community. Most importantly they help you to develop important essential skills like leadership and critical thinking, which along with your Texas A&M University-Commerce degree will distinguish you from other graduates when you apply for your first “dream” job.
The Rayburn Student Center, Residential Living and Learning and Morris Recreational Center offer a place 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 Texas A&M University-Commerce” (thank you Dorothy and Toto).
Student Health Services and the Counseling Center 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.
The diversity of our students is one of our greatest strengths. Veterans, international students, non-traditional students, whatever your background we have a place for you here at TAMUC. Our Children's Learning Center is conveniently located across the street and provides a safe and welcoming place for your children to learn while you learn and our office of Student Disability Resources and Services promotes an academic, recreational, and social experience that is fully inclusive and accessible.
As you prepare for your professional career, please be sure to visit our office of Career Development. They provide numerous services including resume and cover letter writing, career counseling, mock interviews, job and internship search support and networking opportunities.
Finally, Judicial Affairs , the Dean of Students Office and our Student Case Worker 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 come by our office, send us an e-mail or give us a phone call.
As the “Student’s Dean” I have designated office hours for students only and I invite you to “Dine with the Dean” twice a week during lunch at the Rayburn Student Center. 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 Commerce area.
Wishing you “good effort” and much success as you embark upon or continue your Texas A&M University-Commerce journey.

Your Dean,

Dr. Tomás A. Aguirre
Assistant Vice-President and Dean of Students