Lewis, Yudi
Title:
Program Director - Latino Initiative
Office:
WB 146H
Phone:
801-863-7297
Mail Code:
105
Last Updated: 1/2/14 -

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

2007-present            Advisor Training Certification   

Research Interests

  • Higher Education Leadership

  • Student Retention  

  • 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                                                                                                                                      

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   

Leadership Service

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 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

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.          

Awards

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