Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Dr. Salvador Mena came to Rutgers in August of 2014 as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. In this role, he served as the Deputy to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and helped in the day-to-day management of the Division of Student Affairs. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Mena has had the privilege to serve college students at different institutional types, including both public and private colleges and universities. Prior to Rutgers, Dr. Mena served as an Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students at the City University of New York. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master’s degree in Student Development in Higher Education and Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Maine. Nationally, Dr. Mena has been involved with a number of higher education professional organizations, including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). He is a regular presenter at national conferences and has published in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice and contributed a book chapter in Cultural Centers in Higher Education: Perspectives on Identity, Theory, and Practice.