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TXST Monarch Center for Immigrant Students

Who We Are

The Monarch Center is a virtual hub, streamlining communications and access to immigration resources, programs, and research.

Monarch Center membership consists of TXST faculty and staff committed to educating, supporting, and advocating for our immigrant students.


What's happened so far

  • November 2019 – presidential DACA Task Force recommendations include implementing a DACA resource center
  • February 2020 – coordinator appointed to lead the Center
  • March 2020 – inaugural meeting of faculty and staff charged with serving on the advisory council; decided on official name
  • May 2020 – official launch of Monarch Center and website
  • July 2020 – graduate assistant hired to staff the Monarch Center
  • August 2020 – physical space located in Brazos Hall 218 opened to students
  • September 2020 – assembled team of immigration research scholars 


Mission Statement

The mission of the TXST Monarch Center for Immigrant Students is to provide a network of university leaders offering evidenced-based research, resources and support in the form of guidance, strategic initiatives for the academic success and inclusion of DACA and Immigrant students.

TXST Monarch Center for Immigrant Students logo butterfly with graduation cap

Updates for DACA, Immigrant, and International Students

Contact Michelle Sotolongo if you are not eligible for traditional forms of assistance. 

If you need legal help or have questions about alternative options regarding the recent SEVP announcement about online courses, please contact the Attorney to schedule a free and confidential appointment with Dr. Angelica Coronado.

Points of Contact

Michelle Sotolongo, MA

Coordinator, Monarch Center for Immigrant Students
Coordinator Monarch Center for Immigrant Students

Phone: 512-408-2743


Office: Lampasas Hall Room 410

Stella Silva, PhD

Dr. Stella Silva, Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Equity & Inclusion
Asst. VP of Institutional Inclusive Excellence & Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Phone: 512-245-2539


Office: LBJ Student Center, Suite 2-20.0

Angelica Coronado, JD

Angelica Coronado, Director, Attorney for Students Office
Director, Attorney for Students Office

Phone: 512-245-2370
Office: LBJ Student Center, Suite 5-1.5

Advisory Council & Ally Members

TXST Monarch Center for Immigrant Students logo with butterfly and graduation cap
Board and Network members are committed to serving DACA and immigrant students.

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