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Daniel Villanueva

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Daniel Villanueva, Ph.D.
Vice President Enrollment Management
Enrollment Management
One Main Building, Suite N330
Telephone: 713-221-8136


Scope of Responsibilities

Dr. Villanueva serves as the Vice-President of Enrollment Management and oversees the following areas: Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar's Office, Transfer Relations, Student Transitions, New Student Orientation, and Enrollment Marketing and Communications. He participates in the planning, development and implementation of marketing programs for recruitment and enrollment of new undergraduate and graduate students, as well as leading the retention and enrollment of all students. Dr. Villanueva also leads all institutional-wide enrollment, retention, and graduation services. He is responsible for community college relationships and outreach initiatives. In addition, he oversees the coordination and linkage between university transitions programs while ensuring coordination of services for prospective and current students.

Educational Qualifications

Dr. Villanueva earned his Master of Liberal Arts in Psychology from Texas Christian University and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas Tech University. Dr. Villanueva completed his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Texas A&M University and studied under Yovnna S. Lincoln. He serves as an advisory board member of Wiley Publication’s Enrollment Management Report. Dr. Villanueva is currently the President of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education.

Professional Experience

Dr. Villanueva is a seasoned higher education professional who is skilled in enrollment management and student affairs. Prior to UHD, Dr. Villanueva served as Dean of Student Services & Enrollment Management at Lone Star College-North Harris. He served as Dean of Enrollment Management at Lone Star College-CyFair. He also served as Director of Student Affairs within the Blinn College District overseeing Student Activities, Student Union Operations, Judicial Affairs, Campus Recreation, Admissions, and Recruitment.