Vince graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in History in 2002 and has been an academic advisor since 2003. He has been with the Department of Political Science since 2011. During his time as an advisor, he also achieved a Master’s degree in Education Administration from Texas A&M.
Vince is an active member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), the Texas Academic Advising Network (TEXAAN), and Texas A&M’s University Advisors & Counselors organization (UAC). He has served as President of TEXAAN, President of UAC, and is currently serving as Chair of the NACADA Liberal Arts Advising Community. Since 2011, Vince has regularly presented at local, state, and national conferences. A partial list of Vince’s professional works can be found below.
Vince is an avid fan of all Aggie sports as well as the San Antonio Spurs (Go Spurs Go!).
Vince’s advice for students: Make the most out of your time in college. Seek out “the other education”. Don’t be afraid to get involved in student organizations, take on a part time job, study abroad and/or seek out paid or non-paid internships. Half of the experience in college is becoming a strong and successful scholar. The other half is about finding about who you are and who you want to become.
Selected Professional Works
Hernandez, V., Bustos-Rios, B., Shehane, M. (2018). Cross-campus Collaborators: Helping Undecided College Students Succeed. Presented at NACADA Region 7 Annual Conference. Little Rock, AK.
Carpenter, M., Shehane, M., Hernandez, V.(2018). So You Thought This Was Going to be Easy: Utilizing Authentic Advising to Impact Your Student Interactions. Presented at NACADA Region 7 Annual Conference. Little Rock, AK.
Smith, B., Thomas, J., Hernandez, V. (2017). Survey Says: How to Become a Better Advisor. Presented at NACADA Annual Conference. St. Louis, MO.
Hernandez, V., Kaufman-Baumann, E. (2017) See You in Class: Reflections on Creating an Advising Seminar, Presented at NACADA Region 7 Annual Advising Conference. Tulsa, OK.
Hernandez, V., Smith, A., Valadez, M., Armstrong, A. (2014) Liberal Arts: Many Paths, Endless Possibilities. Presented at NACADA Annual Advising Conference. Minneapolis, MN