With more than 30 years of higher education experience, he previously held positions at Texas A&M University, including assistant vice president for student affairs and visiting assistant professor with the College of Education and Human Development, director for student activities, and senior associate director of the student union. Prior to his work at A&M, he served as an associate director for student union and activities at the University of Denver. He earned a doctorate in educational human resource development from A&M, a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Denver, and a bachelor’s degree cum laude in journalism and business from the University of North Texas. He is active in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), serving previously as chair of the NASPA Conference Career Services Committee and as the Texas State Director for NASPA Region III. He has been named an outstanding alumnus of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M and a distinguished member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
He and his wife, Garret, a reading specialist for Midway Independent School District, are parents of three daughters: Taylor, Lauren, and Emily.