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Bonita is our inaugural Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. She is tasked with campus-wide oversight and execution of our Success by Design strategic framework.
Bonita previously served as the vice president for Network Engagement at Achieving the Dream, a national non- profit leader that champions evidence-based institutional improvement in community colleges across the country. In this role, she was responsible for supporting a network of over 220 community colleges in 41 states as they work to implement sustainable, campus wide student success efforts. Prior to her role at Achieving the Dream, Bonita served as the director of Higher Education Practice with the Education Trust in Washington D.C. While at the Education Trust, she created and led an initiative entitled Optimizing Academic Success and Institutional Strategy (OASIS), which was a national network of regional, comprehensive, minority serving institutions that enroll large numbers of low-income students and students of color.
Over the course of her career, Bonita served as the vice chancellor and chief of staff, and as assistant secretary to the Board of Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has also served as the chief of staff at the University of North Texas, general counsel at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and assistant attorney at Winston-Salem State University. She has participated in the HERS Leadership program, the AASCU Millennium Leadership Initiative and is a graduate of the Harvard Institute of Educational Management. Bonita received her BA in history from Wake Forest University and her JD from Wake Forest University School of Law.
Bonita is married to Wesley Brown and has two children, Joshua Brown, a student at Morgan State University and Myliah Brown, a student at Bridgewater College in Virginia.
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Tammy manages the day-to-day services and administrative activities of the Office of the President and acts as a liaison between the President, President’s Cabinet, members of the Board of Regents, and other internal and external constituents. She is responsible for Board meeting logistics, inquiries and records.
Tammy holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Human Resources, from NKU. She previously received the Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR).
Prior to joining NKU in 2008, Tammy served for 13 years at General Cable Corporation General Cable Corporation in roles ranging from administrative professional to manager of human resources services. In that capacity, she developed new employee training curriculum, created a successful interviewing program for the company's management team and coached and mentored associates. Prior to her service at General Cable, Tammy served for 11 years at Beiersdorf (formerly the Kendall-Futuro Company).
Tammy is married to Donald Knochelmann and has two children, Bradley and Jared.
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Christina Roybal joined the NKU athletics staff as Vice President and Director of Athletics, on July 1, 2022.
She previously was a member of the Northern Iowa athletics staff as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Sports Administration in beginning in 2016. Roybal also served as Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) and Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
Roybal had administrative responsibility for 14 sports for the Panthers - women's basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, men's/women's cross country, men's/women's indoor track and field, men's/women's outdoor track and field, men's/women's golf, women's tennis and women's swimming and diving.
In the Missouri Valley Conference, Roybal serves on the Long-Range Planning Committee, Sports Management Committee, and is the MVC Joint Committee sport liaison to the tennis coaches. Previously, she has also served on the Conference Relations Committee and has been the sport liaison for the swimming and diving coaches.
Before joining UNI, Roybal spent 10 years at Fresno State (2006-16) serving in a variety of administrative roles including Interim Senior Woman Administrator (2015) and sport administrator for women’s lacrosse, men’s/women’s tennis and the implementation of women’s water polo. She also worked extensively with the Title IX Coordinator in creating and maintaining plans for equity compliance.
Roybal began her professional career at Fresno State working as the Group Sales Coordinator from 2006-2010. She was promoted to Tickets/External Relations Coordinator in 2010. From 2012-2013, Roybal worked in the Athletics Business Office before being promoted to Director for Administrative Operations in 2013 and Assistant Athletics Director for Administrative Operations in 2015.
She was active on the Fresno State campus serving on a variety of committees including Gender and Minority Equity Subcommittee of the Athletic Advisory Council, Title IX Campus Multidisciplinary Team, Marketing Advisory Council for the Craig School of Business Marketing and Logistics Department, Staff Training and Recognition Day Steering Committee, President’s Commission on Human Relations and Equity, and Co-Chair of National Girls and Women in Sports Day Committee.
In her Interim SWA role, Roybal served on the Mountain West Conference Joint Council, Joint Council Executive Committee, and was the Joint Council liaison to men’s/women’s tennis coaches.
She earned her bachelor of arts in health, physical education, and recreation in 2003 from Saint Mary’s College of California. Roybal added a pair of master’s degrees from Fresno State in kinesiology (2006) and business administration (2013).
Roybal is an active member of National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly NACWAA). She is a graduate of the Institute for Administrative Advancement and Leadership Enhancement Institute.
Roybal has a son, Bailey, and a daughter, Nicolette.
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