Lewis, Yudi
Title:
Program Director - Latino Initiative
Office:
WB 146H
Phone:
801-863-7297
Mail Code:
105
Last Updated: 3/26/15 -

Education

2011-present    Doctorate Student, Educational Leadership & Policy, University of Utah               

2000  Master in Business Administration, University of Phoenix                                       

2002  Bachelor of Science, Behavioral Science (Psychology), Utah Valley University      

1997  Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Utah Valley University

1993  Associate in Applied Science, Paralegal Studies,Utah Valley University       

Certifications

2009-present     Utah Real Estate Sales Agent

Research Interests

  • Higher Education Leadership

  • Student Retention  & Completion

  • Latina Leadership
  • Transitions to Higher Education

Professional Experience 

2009-present  Program Director-Latino Initiative, Utah Valley University, Multicultural Services

2009-present  Adjunct Faculty, Utah Valley University, College Success Studies            

2007-2009      Career & Academic Counselor, Utah Valley University, Academic Counseling

2004-2011      Adjunct Faculty, Utah Valley University, Emergency Services

1998-2007      Manager, Consut Utah LLC

1998-2007      Academic Advisor, Utah Valley University, Emergency Services                   

1997-1998      CASS Program Coordinator, Utah Valley University, International Center

Grants                                                                                   

2014  Mexican Government’s Institute of Mexican Abroad Scholarship Grant.Funding status: $8,000.00.

2013  Mexican Government’s Institute of Mexican Abroad Scholarship Grant.Funding status: $5,000.00.

2013  Co-PIs:  Kim Barraclaugh and Yudi Lewis. Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), ImPACT (Improving Preparation, Access, and Communities Together). Funded amount: Deferred Admissions & Latino Initiative: 73,775.00

2012  Mexican Government's Institute of Mexicans abroad Scholarship Grant. Funded amount:  $8,000.00

2011  Mexican Government's Institute of Mexicans abroad Scholarship Grant. Funded amount:  $20,000.00

2010  Mexican Government's Institute of Mexicans abroad Scholarship Grant. Funded amount:  $20,000.00   

Leadership Service

2009-present      Marketing Coordination Committee

2009-present      Summer Bridge Program Committee

2009-present      Chair for Latin American Celebration Committee

2009-2014          Co-Chair for Latinos in Action Conference at Utah Valley University

2009-2014          First Year Experience Committee 

2004-2006          Employee Advisory Committee for Emergency Services

2004-2005          Pillars of Distinction – Global Engagement Committee

1999-2001          TTI Advisor’s Steering Committee

1994-1997          UVU Student Government Senator     

Professional Affiliations

2012-present      American Education Research Association (AERA)

2012-present      American Educational Studies Association (AESA)

2012-present      Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA)

2009-present      Utah County Association of Realtors

1998-2012          National Advising Academic Advisor Association

Presentations

2015   Amiot, M,, Bergerson, A., Colin, B., Lewis, Y.  Martinez, K., Molloy, J., & Walker, K. (March 2015). Say what you do; do what you say: Closing the gap between students’ pre-college expectations and their campus realities, Program.  Presentation at the National Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Conference in New Orleans, Lousiana.

2014   Amiot, M,, Bergerson, A., Colin, B., Lewis, Y.  Martinez, K., Molloy, J., & Walker, K. (November 2014). Say what you do; do what you say: Closing the gap between students’ pre-college expectations and their campus realities, Program.  Presentation at the Western Regional Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Conference in Anaheim, California.

2014  Amiot, M,, Bergerson, A., Colin, B., Lewis, Y.  Martinez, K., Molloy, J., & Walker, K. (October 2014). Using Qualitative Data to Understand University of Utah Students’ Campus Experiences. Presentation at the University of Utah’s Higher Education Seminar Series Brownbag in Salt Lake City, Utah.

2014  Amiot, M,, Bergerson, A., Colin, B., Lewis, Y.  Martinez, K., Molloy, J., & Walker, K. (October 2014) Using Qualitative Data to Understand University of Utah Students’ Campus Experiences. Presentation at the University of Utah’s Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

2014  Diaz, R., Lewis, Y., Martinez, M., & Motta, K. (September, 2014). Advising Undocumented students  through Utah’s Higher Education System. Presenter at the Utah System of Higher Education’s Annual Conference for Secondary School Administrators and Counselors in Lehi, Utah.

2014  Amiot, M,, Bergerson, A., Colin, B., Lewis, Y.  Martinez, K., Molloy, J., & Walker, K. (July 2014). Closing the Gap between Students’ pre-college expectations and their campus realities.  Presentation at the University of Utah’s Student Affairs’ Coffee Hour in Salt Lake City, Utah.

2014  Lewis, Y. & Reyes K. (May, 2014). From Theory to Practice: Developing a Campus-wide Focus on  Latina/o Student Opportunity and Achievement at Traditionally White Institutions. Presenter at the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

2014  Lewis, Y. & Reyes K. (January, 2014). The Development and Success of UVU’s Latino Initiative: A model for Culture-based Student Success.  Presenter a the Hawai International Conference (HICE) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

2013  Lewis, Y. (September, 2013). Helping Undocumented Students Navigate in the Utah Higher Education System. Presenter at the Utah System of Higher Education’s Annual Conference for Secondary School Administrators and Counselors in Lehi, Utah.

2013  Lewis, Y. (June, 2013). Helping Undocumented Students Navigate in the Utah Higher Education System. Presenter at the Utah Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (UACRAO) Conference in Midway, Utah.

2012  Alemán, E., Jr., Castañeda-Cervantes, C., Lewis, Y. & Vega-Villareal, C. (June, 2012). Critical race leadership: Disrupting the White, make norm in educational settings. Presenter at the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) conference in Seattle, Washington.

2012  Lewis, Y. (September, 2012). Engaging Latino students in the high school to college transition: A campus Latino Initiative. Presenter at the Annual National Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) in Washington, D.C.

2012  Lewis, Y. (September, 2012). Helping undocumented students to transition to higher education. Presenter at the Utah System of Higher Education’s Annual Conference for Secondary School Administrators and Counselors in Lehi, Utah.

2012  Andrus, L., Gardner, D., Lewis, Y., Miller, L. (August, 2012). Engagement in the Diverse Student Pipelines: the case of UVU. Presentation at the Community Engaged Faculty Institute in Midway, Utah.

2012  Alemán, E., Jr., Castañeda-Cervantes, C., Lewis, Y. & Vega-Villareal, C. (June, 2012). Critical race leadership: Disrupting the White, make norm in educational settings. Presenter at the Annual Critical Race Studies in Education (CRSE) conference in New York, New York.

2012  Lewis, Y., (February, 2012).  Empowering Future Latinas Leaders in Utah. Presenter at Utah Valley University’s Leadership Conference in Orem, Utah.

2012  Lewis, Y.,(February, 2012).  The Role of Latino Parental Involvement in Student Academic Achievement. Presenter at Utah Valley University’s Leadership Conference in Orem, Utah.

2012  Lewis, Y., (February 2012).  Engaging Latino Parents in the Higher Education Conversation. Presenter at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orem, Utah.

2011  Lewis, Y., (June, 2011). Engaging underrepresented groups in Higher Education: A campus Latino Initiative.  Presenter at the International First Year Experience Conference in Manchester, England.

2009  Lewis, Y., (August, 2011). Higher Education Opportunities for Latino Students.  Presenter at the  LDS Single Adults (Spanish Branches) Conference in Orem, Utah.

2008  Lewis, Y., (February 2008). The Umbrella Effect: Initiating Retention Programs for an Engaged learning Campus.  Presenter at the National First Year Experience Conference in Orlando, Florida. 

2007 Lewis, Y., (June 2007).  Advising Technology Tools.  Presenter at Utah Valley University’s  Advisement Forum Conference in Heber, Utah.

Awards

2015    Staff Excellence Wolverine Achievement Award, Utah Valley University

2013    Pete Suazo Social Justice Award, University of Utah

2012    Human Rights Award, Utah School Counselor Association

2012    Student Advocate of the Year, Student Success and Retention, Utah Valley University

2008    Academic Advisor of the Year