Mauricio Villacres

Assistant Director of Credential Programs


Mauricio Villacres is the Assistant Director of Credential Programs at Harris. He manages the non-degree-seeking programs and oversees the programs' life-cycle of marketing and recruitment strategy, enrollment and matriculation, day-to-day operations, and program evaluation.

Mauricio previously interned for Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and Senator Marco Rubio. He also completed a fellowship for the Indiana State Legislature, where he focused on Hispanic issues and outreach to the Republican majority. His latest work came at the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, where he was the Programs and Strategic Partnerships Manager. During his time at the organization, he oversaw all internships and programs, which led to more opportunities for Hispanic and people of color students in the professional development space. He also made sure that Hispanic issues were highlighted at the Federal level.

Mauricio holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Purdue University NW in Indiana. During his 3-1/2 years at the University, he also competed on the tennis team at the NCAA level.