meet our new director
We are pleased to announce we have hired Xris Macias as the new Director for the
University of Utah Dream Center. We want to thank everyone that was involved in the
process of finding a new director and providing feedback. We are very excited to have
Xris join our team. ⠀⠀
Message from Xris:
Thank you to the Dream Center for all of the work that you do for our campus and community! I am so excited to be a part of the team! I want to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of the director and students that came before me. I will continue to build upon this great work and continue to serve, first-generation students, immigrant students, undocumented students, DACA recipients, dreamers and their allies. My collective knowledge of University of Utah resources spans over 15 years and countless individuals that make up the educational community. I look forward to connecting and collaborating with partners on campus and in the community at large. In my personal life, I enjoy training Capoeira, riding my bikes, and cruising my Lowrider on the weekends. But mostly, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife and two sons. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Dream Center will be closed until further notice and will be providing services digitally. We ask students needing support to please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @uofudreamcenter.
Who We Are
The Dream Center in the Office for Diversity & Inclusion in the Office of Undergraduate Studies works holistically with undocumented students and mixed-status families from college access to graduation. The Dream Center (1) engages in specialized college outreach and access strategies, (2) provides individualized advising and scholarship support for current and future University of Utah undocumented students, (3) promotes campus-wide advocacy and trainings for University of Utah students, faculty, staff and administration, and (4) increases community-wide awareness of policies affecting current and future University of Utah undocumented students.