Nick Bonanno

Assistant Director

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B.S., Mathematics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

M.S., College Student Personnel, Western Illinois University


Nick joined the ILC in 2022 as the Assistant Director for Assessment and Research. He supervises the Assessment and Research Team, provides direction for ILC research initiatives, manages the Faculty Fellow program, and serves on the Student Affairs Assessment Committee.

Before joining the ILC, Nick served as a Residence Education Coordinator at Purdue University, where he oversaw residence halls and learning communities and managed the curriculum for the Residential Leadership Seminar course.

Nick is currently an instructor for a section of EDUC 199: The Intersection of Social Identity in Residence Hall Communities.  This course explores the concepts of identity, oppression, allyship, and community building, and it is a pre-requisite for employment as an Undergraduate Resident Advisor in University Housing.

Outside of work, Nick and his wife enjoy spending time with family, traveling, and enjoying walks around campus and local parks. Nick plays various video games, including Minecraft, Guild Wars 2, and multiple other MMOs. He is proficient in Dungeons and Dragons, designs custom Lego creations, and loves teaching others how to solve the Rubik’s Cube.


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