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
2009-present Utah Real Estate Sales Agent
2007-present Advisor Training Certification
Higher Education Leadership
Transitions to Higher Education
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
2013 Mexican Government’s Institute of Mexican Abroad Scholarship Grant.Funding status: pending.
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
2009-present First Year Experience Committee
2009-present Marketing Coordination Committee
2009-2012 Summer Bridge Program Committee
2009-present Chair of UVU’s Latinos in Action Conference Committee
2009-present Chair for Latin American Celebration Committee
2009-present Co-Chair for Latinos in Action Conference
2004-2006 Employee Advisory Committee for Emergency Services
2004-2005 Pillars of Distinction – Global Engagement Committee
1999-2001 TTI Advisor’s Steering Committee1994-1997 UVU Student Government Senator
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
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.
Alemán, E., Jr., Castañeda-Cervantes, C., Lewis, Y. & Vega-Villareal, C. (June, 2012). Critical race leadership: Disrupting the White, make norm in educational settings. Presentation at the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) conference in Seattle, Washington.
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.
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.
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.
Alemán, E., Jr., Castañeda-Cervantes, C., Lewis, Y. & Vega-Villareal, C. (June, 2012). Critical race leadership: Disrupting the White, make norm in educational settings. Symposium presentation at the Annual Critical Race Studies in Education (CRSE) conference in New York, New York.
Lewis, Y., (February, 2012). Empowering Future Latinas Leaders in Utah. Presenter at Utah Valley University’s Leadership Conference in Orem, Utah.
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.
Lewis, Y., (February 2012). Engaging Latino Parents in the Higher Education Conversation. Presenter at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orem, Utah.
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.
Lewis, Y., (August, 2011). Higher Education Opportunities for Latino Students. Presenter at the LDS Single Adults (Spanish Branches) Conference in Orem, Utah.
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.
Lewis, Y., (June 2007). Advising Technology Tools. Presenter at Utah Valley University’s Advisement Forum Conference in Heber, Utah.
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