The measure reverses the Trump administration's policy.
The annual DREAM Gala raises money to financially support undocumented students.
Rocío Fregoso-Mota will assume the position next week.
There are approximately 120 University of Maryland students under the program.
The administration proposed broadening her role to include a wider scope of responsibilities.
UMD students and staff were among the crowd.
The position currently relies on a contract that's renewed annually.
UMD's support of DACA is hypocritical considering its contract with ICE.
This university and 164 others signed the brief for the Supreme Court.
The city had a below average response rate in 2010.