Dhiraj Chand

Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT
Cohort: CCL, New York, 2013
Connect on Twitter: @dhiraj86

Specializing in Higher Education and non-profit fundraising/development, Dhiraj Chand lives in Salt Lake City where he is the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of Utah, specializing in higher education and nonprofit fundraising. In this role, he works to develop and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships between organizations and community leaders to generate philanthropic support for academic initiatives, student programs, research activities, and institutional goals. He is passionate about social justice equity and actively contributes to solutions-based collaborations that ensure all students have access to and through higher education. 

Before this, Dhiraj worked with a range of diversity student programs within the offices of Student Affairs and Diversity/Equity. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the Sundance Film Festival, participating in community activism, attending live theatre, and serving on several Utah non-profit boards. These include the Rape Recovery Center and First Star Foster Youth Academy.