A Dialogue with William Perez
Beyond DACA: Building Institutional Capacity for Immigrant College Students
About the Program
Beyond Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Building Institutional Capacity for Immigrant College Students, a presentation and discussion on immigration and access to higher education with William Perez, Ph.D., associate professor at Claremont Graduate University. Recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts, his research focuses on undocumented students, Latino academic achievement and higher education access.
Welcome and Introductions
Immigration, Undocumented Youth and Education
Reception and Book Signing
About William Perez
Professor Perez is the author of the acclaimed book, We ARE Americans: Undocumented Students Pursuing the American Dream (Stylus Publishing, 2009). His research has been published in academic journals including The Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, The Journal of College Admissions, The Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, and New Directions for Student Services. He has been featured and cited in media stories and articles including NBC Nightly News, Telemundo and Univision national evening news.
Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, Professor Perez came to the United States at the age of 10 to escape that country’s civil war. He earned his B.A. at Pomona College and his Ph.D. at Stanford University. In 2010, he received the Stanford University Distinguished Scholar Alumni Award. Alma Magazine recently named him as one of four Lo Mejor de Nosotros (One of Our Best) in its 50th Anniversary Hispanic Heritage Month Edition.