Award for Fraternal Excellence Presented to Texas A&M’s Danny Pugh

During the 79th Convention and Brotherhood Weekend held July 29–31, 2021, at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Danny Pugh was presented with the Order’s Award for Fraternal Excellence. The award recognizes a faculty member, a higher education staff member, or an administrator, for excellence and achievement in support of or service to a member, a group of members, a chapter, or the Order. The award is granted by a majority vote of the Executive Council.

Dr. Danny Pugh who presently serves as a professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. Prior to his recent transition to faculty, Dr. Pugh served as the senior student affairs officer at Texas A&M from 2015 to 2021 and the University of Arkansas from 2008 to 2015. During Dr. Pugh’s 30+ year career, he held the title of Dean of Students for 13 of those years. In 2020, Dr. Pugh completed 8 years as a member of APLU’s Council on Student Affairs executive committee, including service as chair-elect, chair, and immediate-past chair. Since 2015, Dr. Pugh has served as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, first in Arkansas from 2014 to 2015 and now Texas from 2016 to present.

Dr. Pugh is married to Denice Williams Pugh. They recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Additionally, they have two sons, Daniel Jr. and David, both of whom are undergraduate students at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Danny Pugh, left, with Knight Commander Simmons