Associate Dean of Students
Miguel Ángel Hernández is a native of Puerto Rico and identifies as Afro-Caribbean. As a first-generation college student, Miguel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Administration from Columbus State University and a Master of Arts degree in College Student Development from Appalachian State University. Most recently, Miguel completed his doctoral degree in Higher Education at Florida State University. His research focuses on DACA student in Florida who engage in activism behaviors.
Miguel is passionate about working with college students, faculty, and staff in navigating the process of creating diverse and inclusive communities; developing culturally responsive practices reflected in policies, procedures, and decision making; and serving as a resource throughout the community. His personal mission statement is to develop personally, spiritually and professionally with a relentless focus on being a humble, compassionate, and an authentic man.
Professionally, Miguel serves as the Associate Dean of Students at the University of California Irvine. Within his portfolio, Miguel supports staff in the following functional areas of Student Life: Cross-Cultural Center; Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center; Sorority & Fraternity Life; Veteran Services Center; Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs; and the Center for Student Leadership. Additional professional involvement includes serving as: LeaderShape Co-Lead Facilitator; National Coalition Building Institute Facilitator; Diversity & Inclusion Consultant with AmeriCorp Volunteer Florida, Leon County Government, and the Florida-Caribbean Louis Stokes Regional Center of Excellence. Miguel is also a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. since 2002.