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Bonnie Solt PruntyBonnie Solt Prunty
Director, Offices of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs

“I really like meeting new students and parents when I do orientation presentations in the summer,” says Bonnie Solt Prunty. She knows that living on a college campus is a major adjustment for most students. And here at Ithaca College, Bonnie and her staff help to make that transition and experience the best it can be for students and their family members. Orientation is the first step. As the director of the Offices of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs, Bonnie represents the needs and interests of residence hall students and the residential life program on campus. She is involved in the future planning for the residence hall program and its facilities, and she’s also the voice of reason when students and parents have concerns with aspects of residential living.

Bonnie nurtures a well-rounded perspective of on-campus living: “We consider residence housing a community because you live cooperatively with other students, sharing both academic and personal experiences.” Bonnie had the opportunity to promote that community aspect when she helped to develop Ithaca’s first learning community, an academically based, multicultural residence hall program called Housing Offering a Multicultural Experience (HOME).

Bonnie’s 20-year tenure in the Offices of Residential and Judicial Affairs began when she was hired as a residence director in August of 1988 and was promoted almost immediately to coordinator of housing services. She has also served as an area coordinator, assistant director of operations, and associate director of residential life and judicial affairs, all at Ithaca College. Most recently she assumed additional responsibilities as the assistant dean for the first-year experience.

Although Bonnie’s undergraduate degree is in accounting, she’s not about the numbers. Her interest is in creating an exceptional residential community.