Executive Dean of the College of Information Systems and Technology Named to Hispanic Community-Advisory Organization
PHOENIX, October 5, 2016 — In keeping with his long-held commitment to fostering bonds with Hispanic communities in Arizona and throughout the country, Dennis Bonilla, executive dean of University of Phoenix’s College of Information Systems and Technology, has been named to the Arizona Los D-backs Ambassadors Council. Since its founding, the Ambassadors Council has served to develop strategies for enhancing the relationship between the D-backs and the Hispanic community. As a member, Bonilla will serve as a key advisor to the D-backs organization regarding the team’s community outreach and engagement.
“For over 10 years the Arizona Diamondbacks have relied on the Los D-backs Ambassadors Council for their valuable input and opinions regarding projects and initiatives impacting the Hispanic community,” said Jerry Romo, manager, Hispanic Marketing for the Arizona Diamondbacks. “Having Dennis as a member of this hand-picked group of community leaders will only enhance the council’s dynamics. His experience, energy and commitment to the Hispanic community will be a valuable asset to the group and our entire organization.”
As an established leader in the community, Bonilla also joined the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at the beginning of 2016. As a member, he and 40 other Arizona business leaders share the mission to promote the success of Hispanic-owned and small businesses in the state.
“This appointment is another testament to the University’s involvement and overall mission to create, develop and implement services, programs and initiatives that promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of diversity,” said Dr. Angie Williams, dean of multicultural affairs and diversity at University of Phoenix. “Throughout our history, we have worked to provide underserved populations with access to higher education, and Dennis continues to demonstrate the visible leadership that supports the University’s commitment to being a diverse and inclusive learning environment.”
The appointment of one of the University’s academic leaders to an organization focused on involvement with Hispanic communities in Arizona reaffirms University of Phoenix’s commitment to diversity and its connection to the students it serves. For more information about University of Phoenix diversity initiatives, visit http://www.phoenix.edu/equity-and-diversity.html.
About the College of Information Systems and Technology
University of Phoenix® College of Information Systems and Technology is a leader and advocate for the development and advancement of IT in global business operations. The College offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. Its Faculty Advisory Council, composed of experts and leaders in the field, ensures curriculum is on pace with national and international market demands. Providing innovative digital learning tools developed to suit all learning styles, the College focuses on building technical knowledge and its successful application to real-world business environments. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu/technology.
About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.