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Amanda Bonilla

Amanda Bonilla


Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Community Engagement with Ivy Tech.

As an equity minded professional Amanda Bonilla has worked to create more inclusive learning environments in institutions of higher learning since 2009. Amanda served at Clemson University as the Association Director for Multicultural Programs and Services where she led cultural awareness programs and retention initiatives for students of Color. Over the last seven years she has served at IUPUI as the Assistant Director for Social Justice Education and created the nationally recognized Social Justice Scholars program, which has awarded nearly $400,000 in student scholarships.

Her work in creating inclusive learning opportunities through programming led her to receive many accolades including the ACUI Joseph H. Benedict Social Change Award for Racial Justice and the IUPUI Women’s Leadership award. Amanda is also a featured author in the book Creating Space for Democracy: A primer on dialogue and deliberation in higher education. In 2016 she co-founded the Inclusion Consultant Network LLC, a minority-women owned business focused on increasing cultural competency through discussion and dialogue for optimal work and learning environments.

She has provided countless hours of training over the years and worked with everyone from Division II student athletes to fortune 500 executives. Amanda is engaged in the Indianapolis community and serves on the board for the college prep program Project Stepping Stone and is currently a member of the Indiana Latino Institute Leadership Circle initiative. Amanda is a proud life-long Hoosier and a graduate of both IUPUI and Indiana University Bloomington.

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