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Goal 8 of Ivy Tech's strategic plan set the goal of seeking to establish a sustainable culture of diversity, equity and belonging. It includes five strategies, which were developed with input from faculty, staff, and students from around the state.

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Meet Our Team!

Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging 
Doneisha Posey, J.D. (she/her/hers) 

Doneisha Posey currently serves as the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Belonging at Ivy Tech Community College.  In her role, she is charged with implementing the diversity initiatives across all 18 campuses throughout the state for students, faculty, staff and the community. 

Prior to her tenure at Ivy Tech, Ms. Posey worked in state government with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission where she served initially as the Administrative Law Judge and then as the Deputy Director and General Counsel. Her background includes litigation before state and federal administrative agencies, particularly the Executive Office of Immigration Review within the Department of Justice, and state and federal courts. 

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Assistant Vice President of Student Advocacy and Title IX 
Carey Treager, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)  

Dr. Carey Treager has been with Ivy Tech Community College at the Systems Office for 8 years. During her tenure she has served in a variety of roles that support student engagement including student life and career development. Currently she serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Advocacy and supports the Colleges in the areas of student conduct, behavioral intervention/Aware Teams, threat assessment, and disability support services. She also serves as the College’s Title IX, Title VI, and 504 Coordinator.

Prior to Ivy Tech, Dr. Treager served as the Assistant Dean of Students at both Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Indiana University East. Dr. Treager received her Master’s degree in College Student Personnel and her PhD in Educational Leadership, Administration and Foundations from Indiana State University. Dr. Treager’s research focuses on socioeconomic barriers students’ face when transitioning into college, as well as, when transitioning from college to the workplace. She serves on the Indiana INTERNnet Board of Directors and the St. Jude Catholic School Athletic Board. She has two children, Nathan and Tallia.  

Executive Director of Student Diversity, Equity, and Belonging 
Amanda Bonilla, M.S. (she/her/hers) 

Amanda L. Bonilla M.S joined Ivy Tech in the Fall of 2020 as the inaugural Executive Director for Student Diversity, Equity and Belonging for the statewide system. In this role Amanda supports all of the Ivy Tech campuses in developing programs, policies and services that close achievement gaps for student success and works with the statewide diversity leads and campus student leaders to promote student belonging. She also develops trainings and educational materials to enhance awareness of equity issues and works to ensure cultural competence is embedded in course curriculum.

Prior to Ivy Tech Amanda served at IUPUI for seven years as the Assistant Director for Social Justice Education and founded the award-winning Social Justice Scholars program. Amanda received her master’s of science in Higher Education Student Affairs from Indiana University Bloomington. Outside of work Amanda serves on the National Board of Directors of Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority Inc., as the Director of Social Policy and Education and is a member of the Indiana Latino Institute Leadership Circle.  

Diversity, Equity and Belonging Statewide Committee

The Diversity, Equity and Belonging Statewide Committee (“Diversity Committee”) is comprised of the Statewide Office of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging and the statewide Diversity Leads representing each Ivy Tech campus and systems office. The Diversity Committee acts on behalf of Ivy Tech Community College to jumpstart and manage the diversity and inclusion process throughout the statewide campuses. 

The Diversity Committee works closely with senior leaders to ensure alignment with the organization’s overall strategy and to help institutionalize policies and procedures that support and accelerate Diversity, Equity, and Belonging goals. This committee will also work with students, community leaders, and statewide partners. 

The Diversity Committee helps create strategic accountability for results, provides guidance and oversight on diversity efforts, and promotes college-wide communication on progress. 

The Indiana General Assembly codifies the work of the Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Statewide Committee in Indiana Code 21-27-6-7 with specific objectives to report annually to the Ivy Tech Community College State Board of Trustees. 






Krystal Ardayfio  

Workforce Development Consultant  



Debra Vance  

Executive Director of Diversity & Outreach  



Olener Prince  

Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Mentoring 



Wendy Chinn  

Director of Diversity, Equity & Belonging


Fort Wayne  

JoAnne Alvarez  

Director of Student Success and Retention 


Central Indiana

Jay Watts  

Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Belonging  



Amber Williams  

Assistant Professor and Program Chair - Social & Behavioral Sciences 



Rosemary Cheek

Director of Diversity & Inclusion  


Lake County  

Katrina Hudson  

Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP) Director 



Kathy Watkins  

Criminal Justice, Human Services, Legal Studies & Paralegal Department Chair  



Randy Lakeman   

Director of Development 



Lonnie Peek  

Assistant Director of Student Life and Career Development 



Ren'a Wagner  

Director of Diversity, Equity & Belonging/Community Relations 



Toure Conley  

Director of Diversity, Equity & Belonging 



Ramzi Sabree  

Assistant Director of IvyCARES for Special Populations 


South Bend/Elkhart  

Doranna Byrd  

Director of Diversity, Equity & Belonging 


Systems Office  

Marcus Kolb 

Assistant Vice President, College Accreditation, Academic Quality, and Learning Assessment 


Terre Haute  

Sonja LaTrice Jordan    

Academic Advisor and Coordinator for the Elevate Minority Student Scholarship  



Kate Pantinas  

Associate Professor  



We present the Ivy Tech Statewide Annual Report on Diversity, Equity and Belonging as a step toward creating a shared understanding of the state of diversity and of our efforts to build a culture of equity and belonging for all of our students, staff, faculty, and broader Ivy Tech community. 

2020 Annual Report

In a committed effort to maintain a safe campus environment where students feel they belong, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Belonging is excited to launch the Fall 2021 Campus Climate Survey. This assessment tool will give us valuable insights around safety, teaching & learning environment. Also, this will enhance our ability to create an environment where strong interpersonal relationships are built. Additionally, this understanding of student experience will aid in our efforts to ensure every student persists towards their educational goals and ensuring that everyone in our college community feels they belong and have an opportunity to share their voice. 

Fall 2021 Campus Climate Survey: Coming Soon!



Ivy Tech Community College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or veteran status. Ivy Tech Community College is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment for all. Discrimination based on any protected class is prohibited. 

As required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Ivy Tech Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions. Questions specific to Title IX may be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator or to the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. 




The College employs qualified persons and provides equal opportunities for the advancement of employees. The College employs, promotes, transfers, reclassifies, and trains in a manner which will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or status as a veteran, per the College EEO/AA policies. The College is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination. 

If you believe you have been discriminated against or harassed by a coworker, supervisor, or agent of the College, you should promptly report the facts of the occurrence and the names of the individuals involved to your supervisor, the Human Resources Administrator, or an Affirmative Action Officer. Your Supervisor, Human Resources Administrator, or Affirmative Action Officer will look into all reported occurrences and take the appropriate corrective action, if necessary. 

The College will not tolerate harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or status as a veteran, and/or opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in this or any other complaint procedure. This prohibition covers harassment against any Ivy Tech employee by anyone (supervisors, co-workers, students, or non-employees) in or related to an Ivy Tech campus. The policy prohibiting harassment includes adverse treatment of employees because they report harassment or provide information related to such complaints.   

A part of Ivy Tech Community College’ commitment to ethics and compliance is to provide students, faculty, and staff with a means to report any unethical behavior that is in violation of the College policy. The College has selected EthicsPoint to provide you with a simple, anonymous way to report activities that may involve misconduct or violations of College policy. You may file a report here or by dialing 888-355-0021. Any suspected problems or complaints reported via EthicsPoint will be reviewed in accordance with current policies and procedures. 

College policy prohibits the taking of any retaliatory action against individuals who make a good faith disclosure of suspected financial or other misconduct, or violations of policy, etc.